We all love our pets, but sometimes when cash is low, taking care of our furry friends can be a bit difficult. For example, many owners avoid spaying and neutering because of the cost, but this can lead to problems with the pet’s reproductive systems later in life. This is why it can be very useful to find a vet that can help your pet and also work with you in the process.
Fortunately, there are several great options for those living in the Sunbury, PA area, so let’s take a look at a few.
When you’re on a fixed income as a result of retirement, it’s not always easy to suddenly need veterinary care, especially if you have several pets. Fortunately, Sunbury Animal Hospital offers discounts for seniors and active military personnel, which can really take some of the edge off of your vet bill. The Sunbury Animal Hospital can be reached at 570-286-5131.
Based in Williamsport, PA, the Beckoning Cat Project aims to provide low-cost spay and neuter procedures for cats. One of the best features of this project is that you can bring in feral cats to receive the procedure. This helps control the pet population because the feral community won’t be able to produce such an overabundance of kittens. In fact, you can expect to spend about $45 per cat, but you’ll have to pay an additional, but reasonable $12 for a rabies vaccine. They can be reached at 570-505-1473.
This organization offers low-cost spay and neutering procedures for pets in this area of the state. In fact, the organization’s stated goal is to reduce the overpopulation problem in the Snyder, Union, and Northumberland (S-U-N) counties. One of the best upcoming promotions that they are running is one where they are partnering with Petco in order to create the Spay/Neuter Bus that provides these operations for free if you have a pit bull or a pit bull mix. SUN P.E.T.S. has already sterilized 20,000 animals in the area, which is very impressive and helpful. You can reach them at 570-523-1135.
Those that qualify for SNAP pricing can receive low-cost spaying and neutering services. SNAP is unique because it is operated entirely by volunteers, which is a major signifier that the company cares for the wellbeing of our pet buddies. SNAP’s rates are also very reasonable, and the program also provides other inexpensive services like their clinics, which will provide your pet with a wide array of vaccines for rabies, distemper, and other cat ailments; most will only cost between $10 and $25. Contact SNAP at this number: 717-732-5377
Located in Danville, The Pennsylvania SPCA is about 20 minutes from Sunbury, and you may just find it worthwhile to pay this SPCA a visit because of their responsive staff and reasonable pricing plans. They even have something of a package deal that provides spaying and neutering, vaccines for rabies and distemper, an Elizabethan collar, nail trimming, microchipping, and flea and tick prevention. This package goes for less than $210 for dogs of both sexes and about $115 for cats. Additionally, the SPCA also supports a trap/neuter program that costs about $40 per cat. You can reach the Pennsylvania SPCA at 570-275-0340.
While the primary goal of the Hillside S.P.C.A. Animal Shelter is to help animals find homes, it also has a fairly comprehensive spay and neutering program that helps owners get a discount on having the procedure done on their pet. Call 1-570-622-7769 for more information.
The Lycoming County S.P.C.A. is an S.P.C.A. near Sunbury, PA that actually can help you receive a free spay/neuter for your animal if you qualify. While the pricing is based on income for Lycoming County residents, reduced cost coverage is granted for individuals making up to $35,000 a year. In addition to the spay/neuter services offered at this S.P.C.A., Lycoming also offers a wide array of other health services for Lycoming County residents. These include quarantine services, providing residents with traps for animals at large, euthanasia, cremation, and burial services. They can be reached at 570-322-4646.