The Humane Society Offers $25 Spay Surgeries for Cats in January

January 2, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC – January 2, 2013 – The Humane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which strives to end overpopulation by offering low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, will begin its Female Feline Frenzy and offer spay surgeries for female cats at $25.

This special is especially timely as the days grow longer in winter, which causes female cats go into heat. Each year, numerous unwanted kitten litters are born in the spring. By offering low-cost surgeries with their on-staff veterinarian, the Humane Society strives to limit the amount of unwanted litters.

This January offer has been popular in past years. In January 2011, the Humane Society spayed 175 female cats and in January 2012, the organization spayed 207 cats.

“We know that the only way to really positively impact pet overpopulation in the Midlands and to decrease intakes at our area animal shelters is to spay or neuter our pets,” said Wayne Brennessel, executive director of The Humane Society. “Though we offer the lowest cost spay and neuter surgeries in our area year round, we’re especially targeting female cats for spay surgeries this time of year.”

The Humane Society, which has a veterinarian on staff, is pleased to offer the spay surgeries for $25. Cats can have a spay surgery in one day. The following rules apply:

·       Limit two surgeries per household

·       Surgeries must be scheduled in advance

·       Pet owners must present vaccination records before surgery (if pets aren’t current on vaccinations, the Humane Society can provide necessary vaccinations)

·       Pets must be at least three months of age

·       Please visit to review Humane Society spay/neuter policies and pre-surgical instructions.

For more information on the Humane Society or to schedule a surgery, call (803) 783-1267 or visit Follow the Humane Society on Facebook.



The Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA) is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1902 to address animal welfare issues in central South Carolina. Since its inception, The Humane Society focused on ending animal cruelty, neglect and abuse. In the early 1980s The Humane Society began to address animal overpopulation by offering low cost spay/neuter surgeries. The Humane Society is located at 121 Humane Lane in Columbia.