One of the Santa Barbara Humane Society's primary goals is the eradication of the pet overpopulation crisis in our community. An important weapon in this ongoing struggle is our on-site Spay/Neuter Clinic.
A very important aspect of our clinic is ensuring all adoption dogs and cats are spayed or neutered prior to going to their new homes. In 1993, we instituted early-age spay/neuter in our clinic. This veterinary practice has been extremely successful for our animals. Although previously we were able to ensure a rate of 95% + compliance with our follow-up program on adoption puppies and kittens, we can now say with complete assurance that none of the animals adopted from the Santa Barbara Humane Society are contributing to the overpopulation crisis.
In addition to surgical duties, our veterinarian is responsible for evaluating and maintaining the health of all our adoption animals. For these animals we are pleased to offer a 10-day, post- adoption medical plan. The purpose is to help cover the expense of treating medical problems which could be associated with having an animal in a kennel situation. Although we vaccinate all animals prior to placing them for adoption, it is possible that an animal was exposed before coming to us or before the vaccination enabled its immune system to fight off an illness. This service is available exclusively through the Humane Society Clinic.
Since 1974, the Santa Barbara Humane Society has been offering low-fee spay/neuter by appointment to the public. We offer the lowest surgery fees in the area without any compromise in quality of service. Check our fee schedule for current prices
. We are able to offer such low prices on spay/neuter as well as our other services because of the incredibly generous financial support we receive through donations from members of the community. To make a spay/neuter appointment, please call (805) 964-4777 x20 between the hours of 10am & 12pm, or between the hours of 2pm & 4pm, Monday - Friday.
Another responsibility of the clinic is to administer vaccinations to SBHS members' pets; one of the tangible benefits we offer for membership. Please see the Fee Schedule
for the current vaccination fees. To make a vaccination appointment, please call (805) 964-4777 x20 between the hours of 10am & 12pm, or between the hours of 2pm & 4pm, Monday - Friday.
A microchip inserted at the base of your dog or cat's neck is a very reliable way to insure that he or she can be identified even if the ID tag is lost or unreadable. The chip is inserted during a 10-15 minute appointment using a needle. Please see the Fee Schedule
for the current microchipping fee. Please call the clinic at 964-4777 x20 between the hours of 10am-12 or 2-4pm for a microchip appointment.