Low Cost Spay and Neuter for East St. Louis

Gateway Pet Guardians seeks to provide low-cost or free vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/neuter for qualifying residents in East St. Louis, Alorton, Centreville, Washington Park and Caseyville. Don’t live in one of these cities but still want to get your pet fixed, vaccinated and/or micochipped at a low or no cost to you? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more resources.

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Do I Qualify?

If you are a resident one of the areas listed above, you can have your pet fixed for next to nothing during one of our East St. Louis community spay and neuter events.

During these scheduled events, representatives from Gateway Pet Guardians will meet you at an appointed time and place in East St. Louis to pick up your dog, transport it to the Carol House Quick Fix Clinic is St. Louis where your dog will receive the chosen services. It will spend the night at the clinic and Gateway Pet Guardians will return your pet to you the following day.

Spay and Neuter Clinic Costs:

For $10:CH Quick Fix Pet Clinic LOGO

  • Have your male or female dog fixed.

For $25:

  • Have your male or female dog fixed.
  • Have your dog vaccinated against rabies and distemper.

For $30:

  • Have your male or female dog fixed.
  • Have your dog vaccinated against rabies and distemper.
  • Have your dog microchipped so if it gets lost, it can be returned to you.

Schedule Your Appointment

To set up an appointment during our next spay and neuter event, call 618-445-8567 and leave a voicemail, and we will call you to schedule an appointment. You can also email us at clinic@gatewaypets.com.

Why Should You Get Your Pet Fixed?

Getting your pet fixed has all kinds of benefits. Here are 55 reasons:

  • Males are less likely to mark their territory.
  • Females won’t go into heat.
  • It reduces the number of homeless pets in shelters.
  • It improves your pet’s health.
  • It reduces unruly behavior.
  • It saves you money on the cost of pet care.
  • It is the only permanent, 100% effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
  • Neutered male dogs live 18% longer than unneutered males.
  • Spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs.
  • Pets are less likely to roam when they are fixed.
  • They are less likely to be hit by a car.
  • They are less likely to be injured by other animals.
  • Unspayed female cats and dogs have a greater chance of uterine cancer.
  • Spayed females are less likely to get cancer of the reproductive system.
  • Females spayed before their first heat are healthier.
  • Neutering male pets eliminates the chances of testicular cancer.
  • Neutered males have less chance of prostate cancer.
  • Spaying and neutering your pet will not change their personality.
  • Unspayed female dogs can mark their territory by urine-marking too.
  • Intact cats are likely to spray urine.
  • Neutering solves 90% of all marking issues.
  • It reduces howling.
  • Dogs are less likely to bite people when they are fixed.
  • Dogs are less likely to exhibit dominance behaviors like excessive barking and mounting.
  • If your dog is protective, spaying or neutering won’t change that.
  • Licensing your pet is more expensive when they are intact.
  • Your pet will be happier.
  • Spaying eliminates the constant crying of a female cat in heat.
  • It also eliminates the nervous pacing of a cat in heat.
  • Spaying a female dog eliminates the bleeding associated with a heat cycle.
  • If you have more than one pet, they will get along with each other better.
  • There are plenty of low-cost spay/neuter programs available.
  • It costs around $300 to care for a litter of puppies or kittens before they are old enough to be placed in new homes.
  • The cost of hospitalization if there is a complication with the birth of a litter can cost hundreds of dollars.
  • It can be difficult to find home for the puppies and kittens.
  • There just aren’t enough homes for all the pets in our community, purebred or not.
  • It’s more important to teach your children responsible pet ownership than the miracle of birth.
  • Spaying and neutering is the only way to end pet overpopulation.
  • Spayed and neutered dogs are easier to train.
  • Your pet will be less likely to get lost.
  • Unspayed female cats usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season.
  • Dogs usually go into heat every six months.
  • Male dogs are attracted to a female dog in heat for about 18 days.
  • An intact male dog can dig under a fence to get to a female in heat.
  • Spaying and neutering will not make your pet fat.
  • 85% of dogs that are hit by cars are intact.
  • Spayed and neutered pets are usually better behaved and more affectionate.
  • Spaying keeps the unwanted males away.
  • One unspayed female cat can have 12,000 descendants in five years.
  • An average male cat can impregnate over 1000 females during his lifetime.
  • An unspayed female dog, her mate and all their offspring can total 12,288 puppies in five years.
  • Animals do not have any concept of sexual identity. They won’t be sad or confused with the loss of their reproductive capabilities.
  • Spaying and neutering your pet prevents unwanted litters of puppies from having to be rescued:
  • You can spay and neuter your pets as early as eight weeks of age.
  • It’s the right thing to do.

For common myths and facts about fixing your pets, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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