The Brother Wolf Mobile Veterinary Clinic offers low cost spay/neuter services to several counties in western North Carolina. Currently, we operate in Buncombe, McDowell, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties. The goal of our clinic is to spay and neuter shelter animals, community cats, and owned pets in counties and neighborhoods where access to low cost spay and neuter has been limited.
The Brother Wolf Mobile Veterinary Clinic works with county shelters and area rescues to schedule spay/neuter dates in target communities. In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, we also offer low cost vaccines, microchipping, and testing for heartworms, FeLV, and FIV to our patients.
To schedule an appointment for your pet, call (828) 490-1578 or email email@example.com. View a list of our services and fees below.
If you are a shelter or rescue and would like to schedule an appointment, email our Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about upcoming travel dates.
Why spay and neuter? Puppies and kittens can reach sexual maturity as young as four months old. That means that only 16 weeks after a kitten is born, she can become pregnant and produce a litter of her own. Spaying and neutering your pets early is the best way to prevent unwanted litters. Cats and dogs who get pregnant at a young age are more likely to have complications from pregnancy and to give birth to premature or underweight litters. Puppies and kittens surrendered to a shelter can also sometimes be at risk for euthanasia, or could cause a shelter to be too crowded, which puts other animals in the shelter at risk of being euthanized to make space for the new litter.
Spaying and neutering your pets has been found to help reduce the risk of cancer in dogs and cats, which means a longer and healthier life for your pet. Getting your pet altered early can also prevent behavior issues such as fighting with other pets, escaping, or rowdy behavior.
How old does my pet have to be to have surgery? Dogs and cats can have spay/neuter surgery once they are eight weeks old and weigh at least two pounds. If possible, surgery should be scheduled before they reach sexual maturity at four months old or as soon as possible for adult dogs and cats who have not yet been altered.
My cat or dog is indoor only. Why do they need to be fixed? Even indoor only pets should be altered as soon as possible to prevent unwanted litters and to help mitigate health and behavior problems. Dogs and cats who are not altered may be prone to escaping, and even supervising playtime is not enough to keep a dog from producing a litter of his own. Further, getting animals spayed and neutered young may help reduce the risks of cancer and other health and behavior problems further down the road. Male cats who are not altered are far more likely to “spray” or urinate inappropriately in the house.
My pet is a male, so he can’t get pregnant. Why do I need to worry about getting him neutered? Even though a male pet is not going to get pregnant himself, if he is unaltered, he is fully capable of impregnating any unspayed female he meets. These unplanned litters can be a huge burden on the community – if surrendered to the county shelter, they strain limited taxpayer resources, and if left in the community they could become ill, die, or contribute to the stray animal population of their neighborhood. Unaltered males are also more prone to getting into altercations with other unaltered male dogs and cats in the community, which could be dangerous for your pet.
Do you already have your pet scheduled for surgery? View our pre-surgery instructions here!
Not in one of our current service counties? Email email@example.com to inquire about receiving our services in your area.
Our clinic is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Fido Fixers, a non-profit organization that works to provide mobile spay/neuter units in low-income target areas. Read more about Fido Fixers here!
Male cat neuter – $50
Female cat spay – $55
Male dog neuter – $60
Female dog spay – $65
*Financial assistance may be available. For details, call (828-) 490-1578.
Rabies (required if not up-to-date)- $10
FVRCP for cats – $12
DAPPVL2 for dogs – $12
Bordetella (kennel cough) for dogs – $12
Heartworm test – $15
FeLV/FIV test – $20
Microchip – $20
Deworming – $10
*Vaccines and additional services are available the day of surgery for surgical patients only.
**Medications such as eye ointment, flea medication, and ear ointment are available or may be prescribed to patients, as needed, for a small fee**