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Surgeries are appointment only Mon-Th


  Office Hours

Mon-Thurs10am- 4pm (closed 12-1pm)
Fri 8am - 10am

Cash or Credit Only


Feral Cat Drop-off is
Mon -Wed. 9am-4pm ONLY

Started in November of 2007, the Athens Area Humane Society Spay/Neuter Center is a program designed to combat pet overpopulation at the heart of the matter.  On September 5th, 2013, we performed the 20,000th spay/neuter surgery in our Mars Hill Road facility! We provide high quality, low cost spays and neuters to help create healthier and happier animals.   

We follow the The Association of Shelter Veterinarians Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs.  We are a National Spay/Neuter Response Team trained clinic through Humane Alliance.
Thank you for visiting our Spay Neuter page!  How soon can you get your kitten or puppy fixed?  Our minimum is 8 weeks old and 2 pounds - all animals must meet these benchmarks. The video below is a PSA for another campaign to 'fix by four months' old.  Whether you do it at our 8 week/2 lb or the 4 months below, it's important to have your pets fixed while they're still young.  Kittens can get pregnant at 4 months old!  

Our veterinarian recommends that all animals be current on their vaccines 2 weeks prior to surgery. Vaccines take approximately 2 weeks to be absorbed into the body and begin to protect against diseases. We can administer vaccines on the day of surgery but they are not guaranteed to protect them while they are here with other animals.

Vaccinations and other services are only available at the time of surgery. Please contact your veterinarian for ongoing wellness services or visit one of our monthly Pet Care Clinics.

Group discounts are only available for licensed shelters or rescue groups. Please contact us for more information.