Monday - Friday, 7:30am drop-off (by appointment) 

Make a spay/neuter appointment


For Feral Cats Only: You must call 856-424-2288 or email clinic@awanj.org to make an appointment. 

  • You need to have an appointment in order to have your pet spayed or neutered.
  • Questions? Call the clinic at 856-424-2288. Please be patient: we receive hundreds of phone calls and appointment requests each day, and answer each one in the order received. If you are a Feral Cat Caregiver, please call or email.
  • You have to print and fill out the Check In Form  and bring to your appointment with you.

 

We cannot accommodate dogs weighing more than 99 lbs. We are not able to accommodate English, French, or Old English Bulldogs.

Payment Options

We accept cash, debit or credit cards. We do not accept personal checks. If you are able to pay with cash (preferably exact change), it helps us keep our prices low. 

Due to the great demand for appointments, please give us at least 48 hours notice of a cancellation. If not, we will require pre-payment prior to scheduling another appointment. If someone cancels at the last minute or doesn’t show at all, we cannot schedule the appointment for someone else.

 

Make a spay/neuter appointment

PRE-SURGICAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

You have to print and fill out the Check In Form and bring to your appointment with you.

  • Check-in time is 7:30am. Pick-up is 3:30-4:00pm the same afternoon. Everyone is given the same time so there will be a wait at check-in. Please plan for it.
  • The Clinic closes at 5pm. If you pick up between 5pm and 6pm you will be charged a $20 late fee. If you pick up between 6pm and 7pm you will be charged a $40 late fee.
  • Payment is due at check-in. Cash (exact change) is requested, please. We also accept credit/debit cards. NO CHECKS.
  • Bring prior vaccination records, if available. A 3-year rabies vaccine can only be given if proof of previous vaccine is shown at appointment. (Must be certificate, not a tag.)  If no proof is available, a one year vaccine will be given.
  • All cats must be in a secure carrier- one cat per carrier. All feral cats must be in traps and covered towel or blanket.
  • All dogs must be on a leash- NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES. Please walk dogs before entering the building.
    **PROTOCOL FOR MEDIUM, LARGE, AND/OR AGGRESSIVE DOGS:
    -No retractable leashes.
    -Must have training collar or loop lead.
    -Schedule only one dog per day per family.
    -If your dog is too much of a handful for you to safely handle alone, please bring help.
  • No food for adult animals (older than 6 months) after 6:00pm the night before surgery.
  • No food for puppies/kittens (younger than 6 months) after 12:00 midnight the night before surgery.

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Feed your pet a small meal and water when you get home. Do not be alarmed if s/he doesn’t eat the first day.
  2. Your pet may be drowsy from the anesthesia. This may last 24-48 hours depending on the individual animal. Some animals may shiver or vomit. Call us on the surgical line if vomiting is excessive or continues for more than 24 hours.
  3. Keep your pet in the house. Do not allow your pet to run around the yard for seven days. Debris, dirt, germs, or damage from flies could harm the surgical area. We suggest walking dogs on the leash for the first week.
  4. Confine cats to one small room for the first night. Separate them from other animals and small children. Your pet may not feel like playing the first night. Keep cats inside for one week.
  5. We suggest placing shredded newspaper on top of the kitty litter for three days. This prevents the litter from sticking to the incision.
  6. Female animals may have some swelling under the incision due to an internal layer of absorbable sutures.
  7. Male cats do not have any visible external suture.
  8. Male animals may experience a fluid buildup in the scrotum which contained the testicles.
  9. If there is excessive swelling, call the surgical line.
  10. Pets should be observed for licking or chewing at the stitches. If your pet licks or chews at the stitches an e-collar is recommended. It must extend three inches past the tip of the nose.
  11. Do not bathe your pet for one week, as this can damage the sutures. Pets should not have flea baths, powders or flea collars put on them for one week.
  12. Your pet will gradually return to his/her normal activity level over 2-4 days. 
Absorbable Sutures
  • Your pet does not have to return for suture removal. However, the sutures must remain in the animal for at least 7 days.
  • There will be a $75 fee for re-suture plus the cost of medication if your pet removes the sutures within 7 days.
  • Absorbable sutures can take 2-4 months to fully dissolve.
An E-collar is recommended to prevent your pet from taking out their stitches and must be worn for 7 days
  • AWA offers e-collars at a non-refundable fee of $16.00.
  • E-collars are also available at your local pet stores.

Animal Welfare Association

509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.424.2288 | Fax: 856.424.8318
info@awanj.org