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Spay/Neuter is for Rabbits Too!

 

NJHRS Spay/Neuter Program

Reduced Cost Spay/Neuter Program

NJHRS is pleased to offer this lower-cost spay/neuter certificate program for rabbits—the only one of it’s kind in New Jersey.

 

If you are reading this, you are a responsible rabbit parent who knows the benefits of spaying and neutering rabbits, even if you have only one rabbit and pregnancy is not an issue. Congratulations!

 

Rabbits are relinquished to animal shelters for a variety of reasons—among them being behavior issues and unwanted litters. To enhance the health and longevity of our rabbit companions, keep rabbits with their human families and prevent litters New Jersey House Rabbit Society advocates spaying and neutering.

 

Your rabbit, if a male, is ready for neuter when his testes are visible, usually around 3-4 months. Females should be spayed at 5-6 months old.

 

In order to make this important surgery more financially feasible, NJHRS has enlisted the support of veterinarians to participate in our reduced cost spay/neuter program.

 

How the program works... 

These reduced fees are available only at the participating veterinarians listed below who accept an NJHRS Spay Neuter Certificate. Individuals interested in taking advantage of our program will pay a reduced spay or neuter fee to NJHRS for which they will receive a Certificate. The certificate is to be presented to the veterinarian at the time of service.

 

The cost...

A neuter certificate is $100 and a spay certificate is $130. If you have researched spay/neuter surgeries for rabbits you know a neuter can cost $300 - $500 and a spay can be $500 - $850. We are grateful to our participating veterinarians who are making these lower fees possible.

 

STOP! DO YOU LIVE IN SOUTH JERSEY? We recently lost one of our vets in Burlington County. If you live in south Jersey, here are two options that you should look into, unless you want to go into PA (see listing at the bottom):

 

1) Dr. Lori Duggan. It may take a while to set up an appointment, but Dr. Duggan's mission is to bring low cost veterinary services to the public. At this time (4/2021) she charges $70 for a spay or neuter.

 

2) Associated Humane Societies in Forked River, Ocean County. At this time (4/2021) they charge $175 for a neuter and $200 for a spay - no office visit charge but there will be a charge for take home medications. 609-693-1900 option 5

 

Neither one is in our program, so you will make appointments and payments directly with them. You will pay less than if you use our certificate program.

 

Are you a low-income individual on government assistance or a low-income college student? We offer further discounted certificate fees. Click here for details.

 

To purchase a certificate...

NOTE: Do NOT make an appointment until you receive your certificate in the USPS mail. Certificates will NOT be emailed and your PayPal receipt is NOT your certificate.

 

1) Order online. Click on the Buy Now button below to order your certificate(s) through Paypal. CERTIFICATES HAVE A 4 MONTH EXPIRATION DATE AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

Certificates

2) Send a check/money order made payable to New Jersey House Rabbit Society to: NJHRS, Attn: Janine Motta, 21 Hollow Rd, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826. CERTIFICATES HAVE A 4-MONTH EXPIRATION DATE AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

Your additional financial responsibilities may include:
A pre-surgery checkup, if required.

Pre-surgery bloodwork, if required.

The cost of take home pain medications.

Complications are rare but possible. For example, in older rabbits, females may have uterine cancer and males may have testicular lesions, both making the surgery complicated.

 

Our Participating Veterinarians...

All of our participating veterinarians are skilled professionals who have performed many rabbit spays and neuters. Your rabbit will be given the same outstanding care as any one of their patients. These doctors have agreed to participate in the program as a public service. We extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to them all.

When making an appointment, please let the hospital know that you are coming in with the NJHRS certificate. Some of our vets are not taking in new clients, but WILL take you if you let them know you are with NJHRS.

NOTE: We apologize for the small list of participating vets and the time that you might have to wait for an appointment. A few of our vets lost their rabbit doctor and a few have scaled back accepting new clients because of a backlog of appointments and surgeries due to the pandemic. We hope to be able to grow our list this year, but this is an EXTREMELY difficult time. This informative article in The Atlantic lays out the crisis in the veterinary profession.

HUNTERDON COUNTY

Whitehouse Veterinary Hospital | Whitehouse Station | 908-534-4121

MERCER COUNTY
Edinburg Animal Hospital | West Windsor | 609-443-1212

IMPORTANT: When you call for an appointment, you MUST mention you are coming in through the NJ House Rabbit Society (NJHRS) program. Edinburg is not accepting new clients at this time, but WILL accept you if you tell them you are coming in through NJ House Rabbit Society. Additionally, by mentioning NJHRS you’ll receive $10 off your initial pre-surgery visit. Not to be combined with any other offer.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital | Sayreville | 732-727-1303

pennsylvania

Exotic Animal Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Alisa Rassin-Kitaro | (located in Lansdowne Veterinary Hospital, 107 E Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050) | 610-626-3590

NOTE: a pre-surgery visit is required. Should your rabbit not be cleared for surgery we will refund the certificate.

Avian & Exotic Medical Surgical Center, Philadelphia

215-995-4049 | AEMSC.com

NOTE: a pre-surgery visit is required. Should your rabbit not be cleared for surgery we will refund the certificate.

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