A modern surgery clinic adjacent to the shelter kennels was opened in the late 1980s and offers neutering, spaying, and vaccine clinics to the public. According to Harry D. Brown III, shelter executive director, approximately 2,000 animals are treated at the surgery center each year by veterinarians from the VCA (Veterinary Clinics of America), Detwiler Animal Hospital in Reading, the VCA Cacoosing Animal Hospital in Wernersville, Wyomissing Animal Hospital and Leesport Animal Hospital.
We also offer Spay & Neuter services to the public along with the following services:
Umbilical Hernia: $20 female, $30 male
Inguinal Hernia: $30
Additionally, in an effort to combat the overpopulation problem the ARL has teamed up with other Spay/Neuter groups. These organizations have use of the ARL surgery center on a monthly basis. They bring their own veterinarians and staff and they are taking a proactive approach to try and eliminate the over-population problem.
The Fairchild Foundation runs a “trap, neuter and return” program to help control the feral cat population. (By appointment only) For more information about the organization or to request assistance with a feral colony visit their website.
Low cost vaccine clinics are offered at the surgery center once a month, April- October, on the fourth Saturday of the month from 1:00pm until 2:30pm (no appointment necessary).