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We usually have funds available to help those on low incomes with the cost of neutering, the benefits of which are listed below. Neutering your animal is an act of responsible pet ownership and should carried out as soon as possible.

You will need to prove your household is on a low income and you must be living in our area, including: Harrogate, Malton, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Selby and Tadcaster. (To confirm that your post code is in our area please click here). If funds allow we may be able to issue a voucher to you for the full cost of the procedure. As a minimum we will be able to at least give you a contribution towards the cost. Please call in person or telephone the York Animal Home to discuss  - 01904 654949.

For more information on the benefits of neutering click here.

Owners have a responsibility to meet their animal’s needs under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Pregnant and nursing animals need even more care, and their offspring will be equally as demanding. When the young are ready to be rehomed, you need to ensure that they are vaccinated, wormed and flea treated, which you will also need to be able to afford.

Neutering lowdown

Females are spayed – this means the womb and the ovaries are removed.
Males are castrated – this means the testicles are removed.
Operations are carried out under general anaesthetic and animals usually recover quickly.
Neutering shouldn’t mean that your pets will put on weight- your vet will be able to advise on this.