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I am an OAP who has re homed a dog called Charlie.

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I am an OAP who has re homed a dog called Charlie. I bought him last September from people who were not looking after his needs. he was full of worms and flees. l sorted all those problems. He is now registered with Taverham Vets. Jabs done and also chipped. He has settled in with me really well training going slowly. Recall is the biggest problem. The question I would like to ask is about getting nutering done for him. I have been told it would cost me £120 plus vat. I cant afford that amount as what money I had ive used up for what was needed for Charlie. Does the RSPCA help in anyway towards the cost. My mane is Jemima XXXXXXX Tel XXXXX XXXXXX [email protected] Thank you for your time Regards Mima

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

 

You are a star to have rehomed Charlie from his previous owners.

In regards XXXXX XXXXX him neutered with support, there are a few potential options. First, and potentially most likely to work for you, would be to ask your local practice about whether they are participating in the Dog's Trust neutering scheme. (especially as it seems that the Snetterton Dog's Trust facility is quite nearby). This is a scheme from the Dog's trust where they will subsidize the cost of the spay so that you only pay £30. To contact them and get a Neutering Voucher sent you, you can check here (More Information). If they don't participate, then perhaps phone the Dog's Trust directly to see if (1) they have a vet on site to do this or (2) can advise you of a local vet who would allow you to get Charlie castrated under the scheme.


If that isn't an option then I would advise contacting the local RSPCA branch (LINK ). The RSPCA does have some hospitals that they will see animals directly but if you are too far from an RSPCA hospital, then some branches can still help subsidize or even cover the costs of getting him castrated.

Finally, while you will need to check if you are in the catchment area, you can consider contacting the PDSA. They too are an option since they do offer low cost neutering to their registered clients. To find the PDSA nearest to you and confirm your eligibility, you can check HERE. If you are out of their catchment area, you can check to whether their Pet Aid Scheme (where they pay up to £100 after the owner pays the first £40) would cover neutering for Charlie.

Overall, with your situation, there are options to get Charlie neutered for a small fee. Therefore, I would advise looking into the above sources of aid to help you do so.

 

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

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