To the Editor:
After reading the letter published two weeks ago in the Review regarding cat population I became concerned about the prices quoted for spaying and neutering cats.
I decided to check this out – from my inquiries the following information emerged – of the seven veterinary clinics that I surveyed, the price for a cat neuter ranged from $95 to $223, cat spay from $129 – $289, so it becomes obvious that unless you have a favourite veterinarian it really pays to “shop around.” Some clinics requre vaccinations in advance, other recommend it but do not insist, so that can increase your fees by $48 to $59 – for the basic vaccinations only. Be sure to ask if the price includes everything required for surgery.
As previously mentioned in the letter to the editor, the Humane Society can be of financial assistance for low income families. I can be reached at 250-499-7748 for further information re: this programme – Shirley Wieland (AMT), Animal Health Technician. Keremeos