Vaccinations Microchipping Deworming Spay/Neuter
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Must Be Made In Advance
2700 Ninth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Please read the requirements below carefully, and call with any questions.
Vaccination, Microchip, and Deworming Clinic Prices
Pre Spay/Neuter Requirements
Feral Cats Spay/Neuter
Spaying female cats and dogs significantly reduces the risk of mammary cancer and eliminates the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection (pyometra). When they occur, these conditions are often fatal. Spayed animals also do not have heat cycles or attract unwanted males, and are less likely to exhibit problem behaviors such as roaming and aggression.
Neutering male cats and dogs significantly reduces the risk of prostate enlargement/ infection and some hernias and eliminates the risk of testicular cancer. Neutering also has many behavioral benefits. Neutered cats are less likely to fight, roam, or urine mark. Neutered dogs are less likely to show aggression, roam, urine mark, or mount other dogs.
Many people erroneously believe that spaying or neutering an animal will make him/her lazy, less friendly, or less playful. This is not true. Spaying and neutering does not affect desirable behavior traits such as friendliness toward people or willingness to play. Animals who are altered generally have slower metabolisms and require less food each day than intact animals, but being spayed/ neutered will not cause animals to get fat.
In addition to the ample health and behavioral benefits of spaying and neutering, there are community benefits. Approximately five million animals are euthanized every year in shelters in the US because there are not enough homes. Even if a guardian has good homes lined up for all of the kittens or puppies produced, for every home taken, a shelter animal does not find a home.
Spayed and neutered animals make better, healthier family members and don't contribute to pet overpopulation.
We are working on making our Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics more accessible to the community. For a short time, we are unable to schedule new appointments, but will be able to do so soon. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience.
The Berkeley Humane Team
1. A $20 surcharge will be added for any in-heat, pregnant, cryptochid (undescended testicle(s),
or umbilical hernia repair surgeries.
2. >$25k pricing above includes surgery, microchip, nail trim, ear check, and IV catheter (if needed).
3. Included in these charges are the day boarding fee and pre-operative and post-operative pain
medications for your pet.
Vaccination, Microchipping, Deworming Prices
Spay/Neuter Clinic Requirements
The Spay/Neuter Clinic will accept dogs and cats from 12 weeks of age up to 7 years old. If your pet is older than 7 years, it is recommended that the surgery is done at his or her regular veterinarian due to greater health risks involved.
Additionally, it is required that your pet is vaccinated prior to being admitted into the Spay/Neuter Clinic. We'll be happy to schedule your pet for a Vaccination Clinic appointment with Berkeley Humane before his/her Spay/Neuter appointment. Clients must provide proof of vaccines with appropriate medical records at the time of check-in if not done through Berkeley Humane. The minimum vaccination requirements are:
Must be current on DHPP and Rabies vaccines. Most recent vaccine must be given one week or more prior to Spay/Neuter Clinic appointment.
Must be current on FVRCP and Rabies vaccines. Most recent vaccine must be given one week or more prior to Spay/Neuter Clinic appointment.
If under the age of 16 weeks, are exempt from the Rabies vaccine requirement, but need to be current on DHPP.
If under the age of 16 weeks, are exempt from the Rabies vaccine requirement, but need to be current on FVRCP.
Feral Cats Spay/Neuter
Berkeley Humane works in collaboration with Berkeley Animal Care Services, Fix Our Ferals, and individuals to spay and neuter all feral cats for only $25.
Feral cats are the wild-born offspring of domestic cats. These free-roaming cats live in every neighborhood.
By appointment only.
Note: Ferals will be ear tipped/notched for easer immediate visual identification as an altered feral. No exceptions.