Spay/Neuter Certificate Information and Instructions

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Spay/Neuter Certificate Information and Instructions

Before proceeding to our online store to purchase your Spay/Neuter Certificate, please read completely and then select “agree” at the bottom of the page.

The recommended age for spay/neutering is 2 – 6 months of age. Female animals should be spayed before their first heat (estrus cycle). They do not need to have a litter before spaying.

Before ordering a Friends of Animals’ spay/neuter certificate, please call the veterinarian of your choice from the “Participating Veterinarian” list and confirm his/her continued participation in the Friends of Animals’ spay/neuter program. Inform the veterinarian that you intend to use an Friends of Animals’ spay/neuter certificate. Ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure, what is required, and if there are any additional fees.

Do not make an appointment with the veterinarian until you have received the Friends of Animals’ certificate. Certificates are mailed to you by US First -Class Mail. You must have the certificate to give to the veterinarian when the animal is admitted for spay/neutering.

The Friends of Animals certificate covers the cost of a routine spay/neuter procedure including a cursory (not full) surgical pre-exam, anesthesia, surgical procedure, waste disposal, day of surgery post-operative care and pain-relief, hospitalization as required, and stitch removal if necessary.

Inoculations are the responsibility of the pet-owner and may be required by the veterinarian.

Ask the veterinarian about any additional charges before the spay/neuter procedure is performed. All services requested unrelated to a routine spay/neuter procedure are the responsibility of the pet-owner.

The veterinarian may charge the pet-owner additional fees for non-routine procedures such as:

  • pre-diagnosed infections
  • undescended testicles
  • animals in estrus cycle (heat)
  • take-home medications
  • pregnancy
  • for dogs 50 lbs. and over, the increased charge may not exceed $1/lb. for 50-75 pounds, and no more than $2/lb. for dogs 76 pounds and over.
  • age (older animal)
  • take-home medication
  • if required, SMALL PANEL blood work fee must be discounted rate of $36 to $65

Friends of Animals’ certificates for cats are not valid if cat is to be declawed. Cats need claws for protection and for their physical and mental well-being. Declawing is painful, cruel and psychologically damaging.

Prices for our affordable certificates are currently:

Male cats-$61

Male dogs-$74

Female cats- $85

Female dogs-$110

Friends of Animals will process your order and payment upon receipt and mail your certificate(s) within 7 business days. The quickest way is to order via our website at – it is sent via postal mail the next business day.

Refund Policy: Prior to expiration, return unused certificate to the FoA HQ address below. A $20 service fee will be deducted for each certificate refunded. Lost or expired certificates are not refundable; no refunds made after one (1) year from date of issue.

Reissue Policy: Return the unused certificate along with a $10 service fee to the FoA HQ address below. No reissue on a lost certificate. Pet-owner must also pay the difference if rates have increased.

For questions related to the Spay/Neuter Program, please call 1-800-321-7387 or send e-mail to:

Please Note: Veterinarians and animal hospitals participating in our program are governed and licensed by the state in which they are located. They are not owned and/or operated by Friends of Animals, Inc. Should you have a problems with a veterinarian regarding a spa/neuter procedure using a Friends of Animals’ certificate, please contact Friends of Animals in writing.

Friends of Animals – HQ
777 Post Road, Suite 205
Darien, CT 06820

Certificate expires one (1) year after date of issue. Certificate may not be transferred or resold.

Certificates will be shipped via First Class Mail.  Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery. 

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