The clinic with the lowest everyday fee for cats – in all of New England – is arguably the Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic in Warwick, RI.
Shelter Me Inc visited this clinic and was incredibly impressed. Before we learned about this remarkable service, we had begun to fear that the stray cat crisis had little chance of ever being solved. Consider the sad truth that one female cat can have up to three litters per year–and the unforunate fact that the biggest populations of stray cats live in and around low-income communities where many pet owners cannot afford to pay standard veterinary fees–and it seems clear that scarce resources, not human frailty, make it very difficult to cure the problem.
Fortunately, the Rhode Island Foundation, a wealthy philanthropic organization and one of the foremost champions of low-cost spay initiatives supported the creation of the Community Clinic in Rhode Island. Pet owners do not have to be RI residents to take advantage of this program.
Check out this price list –
Prices effective 5/10/10. All prices subject to change.
$60 For tame cats which includes spay or neuter
with FVRCP and Rabies Vaccinations
$70 Package for the above and a flea, de-worm, and
ear mite treatment
Additional charges may include:
$20 Cryptorchid male surcharge
$20 Umbilical hernia repair (reducible)
Other Services Available at Time Of Surgery Only:
$20 FELV/FIV test
$5 Droncit injection (if tapeworms seen)
$5 “Yuk” gel
$5 Cardboard carrier
$15 Convenia injection (long lasting antibiotic injection)
$15 Clavamox drops (antibiotic)
Note: All surgery prices include pain medication given in clinic and prescription pain medication for 2 days “post-op” to go home with patient (excluding feral cats.)
Monday through Thursday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed.
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call during regular business hours or email [email protected]
If you leave a message, they will return your call by the next business day.
Yes, they also do dogs!
Click here to see services and fees.
Significantly, the clinic does not offer regular pet care; that is something a veterinarian needs to provide on a regular, yearly basis. After they use the clinic’s services, the hope is that many, many more people will be able to provide – their cats with standard veterinary care.