As an organization dedicated to ending companion animal overpopulation, Prevent A Litter's greatest accomplishment each year will always be the number of animals we have spay/neutered. Our 2014 statistics are:
283 - free spays or neuters
6,307 - total spays & neuters
87,747 - total of spays & neuters since opening in 1999
For many of our clients however, we are more than just a spay/neuter clinic. We are often the only vet their animal will see all year. We provide yearly vaccinations and testing for animals that are already spayed & neutered and get to see many of our furry clients year after year. As a fully licensed hospital, we are also able to offer medical treatments such as hernia repair, tumor removal, eye enucleation and many other surgeries to improve and often save an animal’s life.
We offer our animal clients and their human companions heartfelt care and compassion. We provide a 24 hour emergency number for surgical patients and offer rechecks free of charge. Our small staff could be seen by some as a fault, but if you ask any one of our clients they will tell you they love the personal one-on-one attention they and their animals receive. Our receptionists are knowledgeable and caring, our surgical staff are trained and licensed, and our veterinarian has been with us since opening in April 1999. We love what we do and we would love your support!
Care About The Strays (CATS) was founded in Virginia in 1992. CATS’ mission was to provide low cost spay/neuter and emergency veterinary care through referrals and financial support to participating full service vet hospitals.
In 1992, rescue and adoption were the only services available for stray animals in Richmond. While adoption of stray animals is essential, it only deals with the symptom of the problem. Spay/neuter is the solution to companion animal overpopulation. Helping people find affordable spay/neuter prevents unwanted births, thereby lowering the number of animals who end up in shelters waiting for a home.
CATS founder and CEO, Susan DeFazio, realized the most efficient way to provide the community with high quality, low cost spay and neuter services would be to build a clinic dedicated to that idea. In 1999, after several years of fundraising, Prevent A Litter Veterinary Hospital was born! Prevent A Litter was the 1st non-profit spay/neuter clinic in Virginia and over the last 16 years has developed a reputation for excellence, dedication, and most importantly compassion.
Prevent A Litter has spayed/neutered in excess of 87,000 animals and relies on the generosity of individuals to continue its important work.
Prevent A Litter's spay & neuter program is
affordable, accessible, and open to everyone without regard to income or
location! As Virginia's first non-profit spay & neuter clinic, we are proud
to say we have spayed/neutered more than 76,000 animals preventing
millions of unwanted births and decreasing the need for euthanasia across the
Our fees for spay & neuter are as follows:
- strays and ferals welcome!
$35 – Female
$25 – Male
Under 40 lbs $45 $35
41 lbs – 99 lbs $60 $50
100 lbs – 125 lbs $75 $95
$75 – Female
$50 – Male
P.A.L. advocates and
performs pediatric spays and neuters. We ask that kittens be at least 8 weeks
of age and weigh a minimum of two pounds; we ask that dogs be at least 10 to 14
weeks of age depending on breed and size.
Spay & neuter has an impact on an individual level as well. Animals, and their caretakers, benefit from this procedure in the following ways:
Cessation of heat cycles
Diminished desire to roam
Decreased risk for many types of cancer
Decreased desire to mark territory (urine marking)
Prevents unwanted litters
In short, spaying and neutering is not only the responsible choice, it also makes for a more harmonious and healthy lifestyle.
The cost of veterinary care seems continually on the rise while the
household budget for many American families gets smaller and tighter. What was
once considered routine vet care (rabies vaccination, heartworm preventative,
etc) has, for many, become an unmanageable expense.
In an effort to help animals in loving homes stay healthy, Prevent A
Litter provides routine yearly vet care at a low cost for animals that are
already spayed or neutered. We do not charge an “office visit” or “doctor’s
visit” fee so if your cat or dog needs a rabies vaccination it would just
cost $10. We offer these services
on a walk-in basis (even on Saturdays!) to make caring for an animal affordable
and easy for almost every budget and schedule.
For a complete list of walk-in services and pricing, please visit our
website at www.preventalitter.org.
As a fully licensed hospital we are able to offer many other
life saving/improving surgeries to animals that would otherwise receive no
care. We perform surgeries such as hernia repairs, growth/mass/tumor removals,
eye enucleations and many more. We frequently provide this service at no charge
and rely on the compassion and generosity of donors to help us continue to help
suffering animals. Please take a moment to look over some of the stories in the other documents section.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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