Services and Fees

Iowa Humane Alliance is not taking Community Cat walk-ins at this time.

Surgery Requirements

An appointment is required for all companion animals. All healthy cats and dogs over the age of 8 weeks and weighing at least 2 pounds are eligible for surgery.

All animals receive the following:

  • Brief veterinarian exam
  • Sedation and pain medicine
  • General anesthesia
  • Spay or neuter surgery performed by licensed veterinarian
  • Tattoo on abdomen or incorporated into the incision
  • Snack during recovery
  • Tender, loving care


Full payment is due at pick-up. We accept cash and credit or debit cards*.

*a $2.00 service fee will apply to all card transactions.

Surgery Fees

Please note that occasionally additional charges may apply:

In order to maintain a flea-free environment for all of our guests, all pets that arrive for surgery are inspected for evidence of flea infestation. If your pet is found to have fleas; it may be given CAPSTAR flea treatment at an additional $3 charge to you.

You may also be charged a nominal fee if your pet requires an antibiotic injection or other special circumstance medications. In all cases, if these charges will exceed $25 you will be contacted. Please make sure that we have a phone number where we can reach you on  the day of services.

Dog Cost
Male Dog Neuter <80 lbs $100
Female Dog Spay <80 lbs $100
Dog 80 – 100 lbs $150
Dog 101 – 150 lbs $175
Cat Cost
Male Cat Neuter $50
Female Cat Spay $50
Community Cat Package* $50

*The Community Cat Package is NOT for pet cats. This package is for feral and tame cats that live primarily outside. It includes spay or neuter, Rabies and FVRCP vaccinations, revolution, ear tip (required), and a tattoo. For more information, please visit our Community Cat page. 

Surgical Surcharges Cost
Cryptorchid Neuter (undescended testicle) $15 – $40
Hernia Repair – if medically necessary $15 – $30