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Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

As of September 17, 2020 we are currently scheduling low cost spay/neuter appointments into late December and early January.  As we proceed through the calendar year, appointments will go further out until 2021.  

For the time being, during this time of social distancing, we are registering for our low-cost spay/neuter clinice via telephone on Thursday's of each week from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  You may have to leave a message but someone will get back with you.  You must pay via credit card at time of sign up.  Please call (309) 353-8277 x 104 on Thursday's of each week between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to register your dog or cat.  

TAPS is committed to helping reduce pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering all animals adopted from our shelter. By increasing public awareness of the benefits of altering your pets and the problem of pet overpopulation, we will be able to decrease the number of stray animals on the street and the number of homeless animals euthanized each year.

In order to help with the overpopulation problem, TAPS offers low-cost spay/neuter programs to our community through a partnership with APL in Springfield.  Please contact TAPS during regular business hours for questions about our low-cost program.  To sign up and schedule your pet's surgery, please visit the shelter during business hours Tuesday - Saturday (we do not do low cost spay/neuter sign-ups on Sundays.)   Payment is required, by cash or credit card, at time of sign-up to secure your surgery date.  The fees for our low-cost spay/neuter program are listed below:


Dogs (male/female) - $110

Female Cats - $50

Male Cats - $40

Feral Cats - $30 (Includes vaccination and ear tip)


Umbilical Hernia Repair - $18

Cryptorchild (retained testicle) - $18

Anesthesia fee (when ABS/ABN)- $25


Microchip - $15 (10.99 registration optional)

Antibiotic (when prescribed) $10

E-collar $10

Bitter Apple Spray $5

Supplemental NSAID pain medication $12(dogs only)

Nail Trim - $5

Please note: APL fees are non-refundable. You may change dates but if canceling, no refund will be given.

To schedule an appointment, you must come to the shelter during business hours and complete paperwork and pay for services by cash or credit .  Checks are not accepted for the low cost spay/neuter program.  We do not do low cost sign ups on Sundays.  

Vaccines are only administered as part of the low cost spay/neuter program during surgery.  .  



Rabies (1 Yr) - $12 

Rabies (3 Yrs) - $15 

DHPP -  $12

Bordatella - $12 

Heartworm Test - $18  

Iverhart Max 6-pk hw preventative $20 - $35 

(6-12 pounds $20; 12-25 lbs $25; 25-50 lbs $30; 50-100 lbs $35)  

Broad spectrum dewormer < 50 lbs $10 and >50 lbs $16

Please note:  Iverhart heartworm preventative may only be purchased at the time of a negative heartworm test and must only be given to animal for which it is prescribed.  


Rabies (1 Yr) - $12

Rabies (3 Yr) - $15

FVRCP - $12

FIV/FeLV test - $22 (not available for feral cats)

Broad spectrum dewormer -  $9 (oral for pets, injections for ferals)

Flea treatment - $8

Revolution for feals, roundworm, ear mites - $12