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What is the average cost to spay a cat?

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A feline spay surgery can cost up to $200 depending on the location and type of facility, as of 2015. However, free and low-cost options are also available for this routine procedure.

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Spay surgery is a routine procedure to prevent unwanted litters as well as contribute to a long, healthy life for a pet. This surgery can reduce some and eliminate many complications and illnesses a pet may face later in life. The procedure involves general anesthesia and a sterile technique to remove the uterus and ovaries. Recovery care as a pet comes out of anesthesia is very important as well. Local shelters and the ASPCA offer options for low-cost spay surgery. Some rescue organizations will include the spay surgery or a low-cost option with the adoption fee. The ASPCA offers a database of low-cost options searchable by location.

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