HSLC SPAY/NEUTER TRANSPORT DETAILS – low cost spay and neuter services for those in need.
Humane Society Logan County hosts a monthly animal transport to Springfield Animal Protection League (APL) for low cost spay and neuter services. Call 217-737-4042 for information and to make a reservation. You will be contacted by our volunteer phone team within 7-10 days to confirm your spot on an upcoming transport.
Upcoming dates – Monday December 1st, January 4th, February 3rd
$80 for dogs under 60lbs
$105 for dogs over 60lbs
$15 for rabies tag (if in Logan County)
$50 for female cat / $40 for male cat
$25 for feral cat
$15 for rabies tag (if in Logan County)
**See below for more services and cost.
Written proof of rabies must be shown at the time of transport or rabies vaccine will be administered by APL. Other vaccines and services are available. See below for more detail.
Call 217-737-4042 for information and to make a reservation.
We are typically booked at least one transport out – so it may be 2-6 weeks before we can confirm. Expect a call back within 7-10 days to place on next available transport.
Location day of transport:
Drop off is located at the loading dock area behind the BigR store, located next to Walmart in Lincoln. Drop off time is 7:15-8:15am
Pickup is between 8:30-9:30am the following day.
Bring cats in a pet carrier and transport from your vehicle to the inside of the BigR loading dock area. The cats will go on the transport in their kennel. One cat per kennel. We do have carriers on hand if needed. Dog carriers are provided. Check in with the parking lot volunteer when bringing your dog in to make sure we don’t have other dogs in line or being loaded into a kennel inside.
Food and water: Dogs over 4 months should not eat after midnight. Water is OK. Cats and puppies under 4 months can eat / drink as normal in the morning.
Clients in DeWitt, Tazewell, or McLean County can try calling their local transport. Details below.
Full list of services and cost
|Spay||$80/105 (over 60lbs)||Spay||$50|
|Neuter||$80/105 (over 60lbs)||Neuter||$40|
|Rabies 1 yr||$10||Feral protocol||$25|
|Rabies 3 yr||$13||Rabies 1 yr||$10|
|County tag 1 yr||$15||Rabies 3 yr||$13|
|County tag 3 yr||$35||County tag 1 yr||$15|
|DHPP vaccine||$10||County tag 3 yr||$35|
|Bordetella vacc.||$10||FVRCP vaccine||$10|
|Heartworm test||$15||Nail Trim||$3|
|Dewormer||$8-15 (based on weight)||Dewormer 2 dose||$6|
|Nail Trim||$3||Flea Treatment||$5|
|Pain medication||$10||FIV/Felv blood test||$19 (house cats only)|
|HW preventative||$20-35 (based on weight)|
Other useful information:
|Frequently Asked Questions
|After Surgery Care
You are the most important member of your pet’s medical team, so the care you give your pet for two weeks after surgery is very important to a successful recovery. Everything you need to know will be on the pink sheet you receive when you pick up your pet. Team members will go over it with you, but please read it again when you get home.
The Surgery Site
Please check the incision twice daily for infection, leaking, or bleeding-call APL if you see anything like this. The incision should look better every day. Stitches are internal and dissolvable, so pets don’t need to go back to the APL for removal.
Exercise and going outside
For 7 to 10 days after surgery: no running, no jumping on furniture, no excessive play, no baths, and no swimming. Take dogs outside on a leash to go to the bathroom and then bring them back indoors. You might need to crate energetic dogs for a few days. You may start easy walks on leash about 3 to 4 days after surgery. If everything is healing well, you may resume normal activity 10 days after surgery.
Licking/chewing at the incision site
Dogs tend to lick and chew at incisions. It only takes a few minutes to rip out stitches and create an emergency. We highly recommend that you buy an Elizabethan Collar (the “cone”) from your veterinarian ahead of time.
The green spot near the surgery site
Every pet has a little green tattoo next to the incision to show that they have been spayed or neutered. Feral cats have an ear tipped.\
Other important non-surgical signs
If your cat or dog starts showing signs of a “cold” any time within two weeks after surgery (sneezing, not eating or drinking, runny eyes, snotty nose, no energy), please contact your veterinarian or the APL immediately for instructions and treatment. 217-789-7729 or 217-801-3378 after hours, weekends, and holidays. Signs can start appearing 2 to 7 days after transport.
Coughing and gagging for the first few days is normal for dogs because of the tracheal tube used to deliver anesthesia during surgery. If the coughing lasts for more than a few days, contact your veterinarian or the APL.
Food and Water
Go slow with food and water for the first 12 hours after your pet returns home, then resume as normal.
It may take your pet 24-36 hours before he/she has a bowel movement.
Female dogs, female cats, and Feral cats
If a female dog or cat is in heat at the time of transport, APL will perform the surgery. If you have intact males at home, create a plan to keep them away from her for two weeks after surgery.
Puppies and kittens must be kept away from their mother for up to three days after her surgery. Be sure they are weaned and eating good on their own before having their mother spayed.
Feral cats may be released as soon as you get them home.
|To Catch a Feral Cat Tips
Place humane traps about 10-14 days in advance
On the morning/evening that you want to trap the cats when it gets close to feeding time:
When the cat is successfully trapped:
With minimal fuss, bring the cat to the transport. Do not attempt to put the feral cat in a regular cat carrier. Feral cats must remain in the live trap and be completely covered with a sheet. This minimizes stress for the cat, limits the transmission of contagious diseases and illnesses to other cats/kittens on the transport, and allows the APL staff to sedate the cat without taking it out of the trap.
For more on trapping and releasing feral cats watch a video on YouTube by the Kitten Lady titled: Kitten Lady TNR
Here is a link to trapping tips from national organization Alley Cat Allies
|Alternative low cost animal transport programs for clients in DeWitt, Tazewell, or McLean County –