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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SPAY & NEUTER APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

LOW-INCOME ONLY: As a registered 501c3 non-profit, we are legally allowed to perform spays/neuters & minimal additional medical care (hernia repairs, abscess care, etc) during a spay/neuter appointment to PET CATS belonging to low-income households per Washington Department of Health regulations. CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY.  Caretakers of cats that are TRULY UNOWNED do not need to meet these guidelines.

WHERE: The Cat's Meow, 611 NW State Avenue, Chehalis, WA

WHEN: Male & female appointments are now available. Please review information on this page before        clicking the appropriate button at the bottom to see our schedule & lock in your cat's spay or neuter appointment.

HOW: We no longer travel to Lynnwood for surgeries...they are done at our facility in Chehalis.  This means no more overnight stays or long freeway drives!  Drop off is at our facility in the early morning (7am -8am) and pick up is same-day in the late afternoon/early evening (4pm - 7pm)

SCHEDULE: A $40 deposit (for males) and $60 deposit (for females) is required to schedule an appointment.  This deposit will be applied to charges for surgery and any additional services you may select. Our scheduler will be in contact with you via text (or landline if you do not have a cell phone) one to three days prior to your appointment to go over complete details of your appointment.

IMPORTANT "FLEA-FREE ENVIRONMENT" POLICY

Any cat that has live fleas will receive a single dose of Capstar flea treatment.  This product quickly kills all live fleas on the animal so that we can maintain a flea-free environment for our patients.  Capstar does not provide lasting control and is not a replacement for a monthly topical or oral flea treatment.​

  • $5 required if you cat has live fleas​​​

SURGERIES

  • SURGERY FOR OWNED CATS - if you were to move and WOULD TAKE the cat(s) with you, they are considered "owned" whether they are handleable or feral (Receive an ABDOMINAL TATTOO (and an EAR TIP if not handleable, if you would like)  to indicate that they are altered)​
    • $75 for males
    • $125 for females

  • SURGERY FOR UNOWNED CATS - if you were to move and WOULD NOT take the cat(s) with you, they are considered "unowned"​​

    • Free-roaming/stray, handleable, unowned cats (Receive an ABDOMINAL TATTOO & EAR TIP to indicate that they are altered)

      • $60 for males​ 

      • $90 for females

    • Feral, untouchable, unowned cats​ (Receive an ABDOMINAL TATTOO &  EAR TIP to indicate that they are altered)

      • $40 for males​ (Effective March 1, 2023, this price will increase to $50)

      • $60 for females (Effective March 1, 2023, this price will increase to $70)

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • INCLUDED WITH EVERY SURGERY

    • Rabies vaccine - FREE; not given if you provide proof of current vaccine (Click HERE for more info on Washington State legal requirement)

  • OPTIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT TIME OF SURGERY

    • Distemper vaccine - $15 with free booster 3-4 weeks later, plus free follow-up exam; not given if you provide proof of current vaccine (Click HERE for more info regarding symptoms, treatment & prevention)

    • Leukemia/FIV/heartworm test - $50

    • Leukemia/FIV test - $40

    • Leukemia test - $20

    • Leukemia vaccine - $20 (Click HERE for more info regarding symptoms, treatment & prevention)

    • Flea treatment, lasts approx 30 days - $15 (Selarid; also controls roundworms)

    • Flea treatment to take home (6 pack)  - $70

    • Roundworm treatment w/2nd dose - $5 (Not necessary if requesting Flea Treatment; we use Selarid which kills roundworms)

    • Tapeworm treatment - $10 (most cats that have fleas or eat rodents will have tapeworms)

    • Check for ear-mites - $10 (required in order to administer or dispense ear mite medication)

    • Ear cleaning, no mite treatment - $15

    • Ear cleaning + one mite treatment - $20 (Must first check for and confirm mites; best for cats that cannot be easily handled at home; this one treatment may not be enough to completely irradicate the ear mite infestation)

    • Take home ear mite cleaner - $15 (Ok for cats that can be easily handled at home; when paired with ear mite treatment, this will be enough product to irradicate the ear mite infestation if package instructions are followed)

    • Take home ear mite treatment - $15 (Must first check for and confirm mites; ok for cats that can be easily handled at home; when paired with an ear cleaner, this will be enough product to irradicate the ear mite infestation if package instructions are followed)

    • Nail trim - $10

    • Microchip - $20 (includes free, life-time registration)

    • Engraved ID tag - $5 (small black circle, small golden circle, small red heart, small pink heart)

    • Breakaway collar - $5 (18 styles to choose from)

  • ADDITONAL SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED AT PHYSICIAN'S DISCRETION, not optional​

    • Hernia repair - $40-80 depending on severity

    • STANDARD OF CARE - up to $50 for cleaning abscesses, shaving tight/matted fur, etc

IMPORTANT CANCELLATION POLICY: Prepaid appointments can be cancelled for a full refund or rescheduled with 48 hours written notice (via text to 360-623-0820).  Example - if drop off begins on Saturday at 10am, you can change/cancel your appointment as late as 10am on Thursday.  After that, changing or cancelling is closed and refunds are not available.  

Cats must be in their own secure plastic carrier.  Please use a carrier that is the correct size for your cat.  His/her head should almost touch the roof of the carrier when standing and he/she should be able to easily turn around in the carrier.  Carriers that are too small can be dangerous for your cat during recovery.  Carriers that are too large may frighten your cat as it will be harder for him/her to balance in it and also can create a risk of injury to our anesthesiologist. 

Healthy cats only, please.  We cannot accept cats with eye or nose discharge, vomiting/diarrhea, fever, lethargy, ringworm.

NOTE REGARDING PREGNANT CATS:  We do not spay detectably pregnant cats.  Please...be honest with us and do not attempt to have us spay a cat that you know to be pregnant.  We value cats' lives....born and unborn.  Ask us about no-kill resources for surrendering kittens.

 

 NOTE REGARDING CRYPT ORCHID MALE CATS:  If your cat is crypt (one or both testicles have not dropped) please schedule them on a Monday or Friday...and include a note regarding the fact that they are crypt. 

Do not schedule them on a Tuesday or Thursday, as we are unable to do them on these days, and the $40 deposit will be non-refundable.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MEET THE INCOME GUIDELINES

AS A 501c3, WE ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO ASSIST PEOPLE WHO ARE LOW-INCOME.

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