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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.
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? You have two options outside of our program:
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 Burlington County and surrounding areas. 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. 609-639-1900 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.
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.
You must purchase, and receive, your certificate(s) from NJHRS before calling the vet and making an appointment. The certificate will be sent to you via USPS mail. Do NOT make your appointment until you have received your certificate(s).
Please read to understand your financial responsibility
◘ The certificate pays only for the cost of the spay/neuter surgery.
◘ All of the veterinarians require a physical checkup before surgery (which may or may not be a separate appointment) to make certain that your rabbit is healthy and able to handle the stress of surgery. The cost of the checkup varies from office to office and that cost is your responsibility. When making an appointment be sure to inquire as to this cost so you will be prepared.
◘ The cost of pain medications after surgery, if prescribed by the veterinarian, is your responsibility.
◘ If treatment is required due to complications from the surgery, that too is your responsibility. Complications are rare but possible, as with any surgery.
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.
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.