Pet Fixers

Pet Fixers

Current Clinic Schedule

This schedule represents our plan moving forward. However, clinics may need to be canceled on a moments notice if the Health Care System requires the use of our Personal Protective Equipment, or the State once again suspends spay/neuter surgeries.
  • October 3-4
  • November 7-8
The clinics are held at Great River Rescue unless otherwise noted 1612 Carr Lake Rd SE, Bemidji, MN.
 

*Our 2020 Clinics are now full! You may call us at 218-760-1307 to be placed on a waiting list in case we have cancellations. Registration for next year will open up as soon as we can confirm next year’s clinic dates, but that may not be until February. 

 

Are you eligible for Pet Fixers Services?

Please do not attempt to register if you are not eligible for services. Eligible participants must be receiving ONE of the following Federal or State government assistance programs OR provide proof of household size and income:
  • Disability income
  • Food support
  • General assistance
  • Heating assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • MN Care
  • MFIP
  • Section 8 housing
  • Temporary assistance for needy families
  • VA Disability
  • WIC
 
 
 
Income Qualifications: Proof of Gross Income* is requested prior to receiving services.
  • Family size of 1 – ($30,350 – yearly OR $2,529 – monthly)
  • Family size of 2 – ($41,150 – yearly OR $3,429 – monthly)
  • Family size of 3 – ($51,950 – yearly OR $4,329 – monthly)
  • Family size of 4 – ($62,750 – yearly OR $5,229 – monthly)
  • Family size of 5 – ($73,550 – yearly OR $6,129 – monthly)
  • Family size of 6 – ($84,350 – yearly OR $7,029 – monthly)
  • Family size of 7 – ($95,150 – yearly OR $7,929 – monthly)
  • Family size of 8 – ($105,950 – yearly OR $8,829 – monthly)
  • Add for additional household members – ($10,800 – yearly OR $900 – monthly)
 
 
 
*Most recent income tax return Active or Retired Military Personnel may receive services without meeting income requirements. Military ID is required as proof of qualification. Feral cat caretakers or barn cat owners may utilize services on a limited basis without meeting income requirements. Cats will be ear-tipped.

You must complete a registration form and pay a $20 non-refundable deposit for each animal you would like to get spayed/neutered. If you are not able to complete the form online, you can call us at 218-760-1307 and we can help you get registered. If you plan on registering 8 or more pets, please contact us ahead of time. We may need to split up your animals into separate clinics. You may apply for any of the 2020 clinics. We will confirm your registration once a deposit is received based on availability at the requested clinic.

 

Pet Fixers General Guidelines

Pet Qualifications

  • Kittens must be at least 16 weeks old and weigh at least four pounds at the time of the clinic.
  • Puppies must be at least 16 weeks old at the time of the clinic.
  • Animals must be healthy and hydrated on the day of surgery.
  • Animals must be safe to be handled by Great River Rescue staff and volunteers.
  • If you suspect or know your animal is pregnant, we will not be able to spay it but will work with you on other options (like rehoming). Please contact us so we can help.
  • There are no income restrictions on caretakers of feral cats and barn cat owners, but you will have to pay for the services for each cat. Cats will be ear-tipped.

Registration

  • Registration is done online. If you do not have internet access, contact us by phone and we can help you get registered.
  • Everyone must pay a $20 non-refundable deposit for each animal being registered. Your spot at the clinic will not be confirmed until your deposit is paid.
  • If you do not show up for your appointment for any reason, your deposit will be converted to a donation for the program.
  • Mark all the services you would like to receive. However, additional services can be added at drop-off.

Before Your Appointment

  • Do not feed your adult pet after midnight the night before the surgery.
  • Your pet may have water until the time of surgery.
  • Check-in for dogs is between 7 and 8 am. Check-in for cats is between 8 and 9 am. You may not be admitted if you arrive after 9 am.
  • Please walk your dog prior to check-in so they can go potty before being kenneled.
  • Cash or credit/debit will be accepted for payment – no checks.
  • Please bring proof of income qualification and a photo ID. Income qualifications can be found at petfixer.org.
  • Cats must arrive in a kennel or crate. Dogs must be on a leash.

When You Arrive

  • You may have to wait. We schedule between 30 and 40 animal surgeries per day and it can take some time to get everyone checked-in.
  • When dropping off your pet, be sure to inform the attendant of any behavioral issues or other noteworthy items we should know about.
  • Ask if you would like any additional services for your pet, such as a microchip, blood tests, rabies, or distemper vaccinations.

Pick-Up

  • A volunteer will call you when your pet is ready to be picked up. Please be sure that someone is available to answer the phone all day.
  • It is very important that pets are picked up on time. If you do not come on time, the pet will be kenneled at Great River Rescue and you’ll be charged an extra $25.
  • When you pick up your pet you will receive at home care instructions and medications.

Potential Fees

  • Obese animals may cost more, no additional charge for dogs or cats in heat.
  • If parasites or infections are identified, your pet will be treated.
  • If a male is cryptorchid (undescended testes) additional fees will apply and will be discussed at pick-up.

After Your Visit

  • You will be given a post-surgical care sheet. Be sure to review it carefully and observe the instructions given.
  • Limit your pets activity for the next 7-10 days – No running, jumping or bathing.
  • Follow instructions given on your pet’s medication.
  • Dogs must wear an E-collar for 7-10 days after surgery to prevent licking and chewing at the incision site.

What will your final cost be?

People who were scheduled for a prior clinic and cancelled or did not show up must re-apply.

Core vaccinations are only administered at time of surgery; NO EXCEPTIONS.

Obese animals may cost more, no additional charge for dogs or cats in heat. Additional charges will be applied for hernia repair or to neuter an animal with undescended testicles. 
Animal Type Service Your Cost
Female Cat Spay $75
Male Cat Neuter $65
Male Dog (under 40 lbs) Neuter $80
Male Dog (40 lbs or over) Neuter $100
Female Dog (under 40 lbs) Spay $95
Female Dog (40 lbs or over) Spay $125
Dog or Cat Rabies $10
Dog or Cat Distemper Combo $10
Cat FIV/FeLV Blood Test $20
Dog 4DX Blood Test $20
Dog Bordatella $10
Dog or Cat Flea/Tick Treatment (will be applied if fleas or ticks are discovered) $15
Dog or Cat Hernia Repair $15 extra
Dog or Cat Undescended Testicles $15 extra
Dog or Cat Obese spay/neuter $10 extra
Dog or Cat Microchip w/Registration $20

We also offer a dewormer (Praziquantel) for dogs and cats for $15

What is covered by these services?

The information below is general in nature. Depending on the availability of products from our vaccine providers, the exact combo vaccine, or flea/tick treatment used can vary. We will update this information within a few days of the clinic with exactly what is being offered for that clinic.
Canine Distemper Combo -CANINE DISTEMPER-ADENOVIRUS TYPE 2-PARAINFLUENZA-PARVOVIRUS VACCINE Dewormer – Pyrantel – pinworm, roundworm, hookworm
Feline Distemper Combo – FELINE RHINOTRACHEITIS-CALICI-PANLEUKOPENIA-CHLAMYDIA PSITTACI VACCINE
Feline Flea/Tick – Revolution – Kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis), Prevents flea eggs (Ctenocephalides felis) from hatching for one full month, Prevents and controls flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), Prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, Treatment and control of roundworm (Toxocara cati) and intestinal hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme) infections, Treatment and control of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis).
Canine Flea/Tick – Simparica – Kills and prevents fleas and ticks for one month FIV/FeLV – tests for FIV and Feline Leukemia in cats 4DX – tests for Heartworm, Anaplasma Phagocytophilum, Platys, Borrelia Burgdorferi- Ehrlichia Canis, and Ewingii (tests for Lyme Disease)
Praziquantel – Praziquantel Injection Cestocide is a clear solution containing 56.8 milligrams of praziquantel per mL which has been formulated for subcutaneous or intramuscular use in dogs and cats for removal of cestodes (tapeworms).

 

Registration

Use the link below to register for a Pet Fixers Clinic. You may select a day among those with availability. You must pay a $20 non-refundable deposit for each animal you register. That $20 fee will be counted toward your total clinic fees. Space at the clinics is limited. You will receive a confirmation email from our system Clinic HQ. You will also receive a consent form for each pet you will be bringing. Please sign and submit your consents as soon as you receive them. Please review all of our COVID-19 Procedures prior to registering | Click Here

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