Spay & Neuter
Veterinary Care Services
All of our adoptions are spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter. Each year our staff veterinarians and volunteer veterinarians spay and neuter over 5000 animals! We average 25-30 surgeries per day Monday through Friday. The Veterinary Care Center also makes time to examine and treat an average of 5-10 injured or sick stray animals daily. With the help of the very dedicated veterinary and shelter staff, we are able to save many lives and prevent suffering.
The vet staff also works closely with our cruelty investigation team to build cases to prosecute those who abuse and neglect animals. The expertise of the both the vet staff and investigators combined is essential in ensuring the protection of animals and justice for those who harm them.
We are currently not taking spay or neuter appointments at this time.
We offer limited veterinary care to the community. Please call 909-623-9777 ext 669 for an appointment. We offer walk in vaccines and microchipping Monday through Thursday from 11am to 3PM for our service area only. Spay & neuter appointments must be made in person Monday – Friday from the hours of 9 AM – 12 PM only. Payment for surgery is required up front and it is non-refundable. The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA is a non profit 501(c)3 95-1660842
- Current driver’s license from our service area
- Current dog license (Pomona, La Verne & Diamond Bar residents require a current cat license)
- You must prepay for dog/cat surgery at the time you make your appointment
- Animals should fit into one of the 3 program groups: Chi Challenge, Pit Stop, Big Meow.
Please check our contact page for business office and kennel hours.
Spay and Neuter Services is limited to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Covina, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, San Dimas, West Covina, and the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County including West End, San Antonio Heights and Mt. Baldy.
In the United States, there are 6 to 8 million homeless animals that enter animal shelters every year, and due to overpopulation less than half of these animals are able to find their forever homes. By spaying and neutering your pet you are helping to limit the influx of homeless animals by providing a permanent, effective method of birth control for your pet.
Read the following sections more information on health and behavior reasons why you should spay/neuter your pet
Unaltered pets have certain hormonal tendencies such as urine-marking, aggression, and roaming. Many dogs and cats who roam because they are end up injured or sick. In cats specifically, the urge to spray is very strong and can be solved simply by getting your cat spayed or neutered before 5 months of age. While many fear that altering your pet will change their personality, these changes are the result of your pet’s loss of instinctual behaviors, which often yields positive results for owners.
Unaltered pets often have a stronger play drive and urge to roam, which can lead to fights with other animals and a higher chance of your pet getting lost. Not only do these behavioral problems pose a risk, but there is also a possibility that your pet could contract certain types of reproductive system cancers (testicular, ovarian/uterine, and mammary cancer). According to a USA Today article (May 7, 2013), neutered males live 18% longer and spayed females live 23% longer than unaltered pets. Spaying your pet also decreases the chance of pregnancy and life threatening uterine (pyometra) infections. By spaying and neutering your pet, you are making an informed decision for both the community and for the health of your pet.
At the Inland Valley Humane Society and in many other communities across the United States, renewing an unaltered pet’s license is more expensive than renewing the license of an altered pet. Not only is licensing more expensive, but it is important to consider the veterinary bills associated with having an unaltered animal.