Do you have any other clinics besides your Duluth, GA location?
While we do not have any other clinics, there are many other low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Georgia. Click here for a complete list of Spay/Neuter Resources by county.
I can’t afford your discounted prices, are there any other options for me?
We work with a number of organizations that provide financial assistance for spay/neuter services. If you want to get your personal pet fixed but can’t afford it, please reach out to the following organizations below.
How is Planned PEThood able to spay/neuter and provide vaccines for my pet for such a low price?
Planned PEThood is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to reduce the number of animals killed in our local shelters and to provide affordable services, not to make a profit. We keep overhead costs low in order to keep our prices affordable. Donations are welcome to assist with our efforts!
Will my pet be in good hands with Planned PEThood’s staff?
Planned PEThood employs only trained and experienced doctors, technicians, and assistants. Our veterinarians are fully licensed and receive ongoing training in the latest surgical techniques.
Will my pet experience any pain?
Injections and post-operative medicine to control pain and inflammation are included in the surgery price for every pet.
I don’t need to have my pet fixed. Can I just get his shots at Planned PEThood?
Yes! Planned PEThood offers vaccine clinics on Saturdays twice monthly. For information and pricing, please go to our Vaccine Clinics page.
What Responsibilities do Foster Parents Have?
As a foster parent, you provide housing, training, grooming, transportation to vet care and adoption events, and a lot of TLC. Foster parents play an important role in the adoption process. As a foster parent for Planned PEThood, we ask you to monitor the foster animal’s behavior and health and notify us of any concerns or questions. No one knows and can market your foster pets better than you! Typically, foster pets will remain with their foster parents until they are adopted. This may be a matter of days, weeks, or in some cases, months. If you are interested in being a short-term relief or quarantine foster for 2-3 weeks we need those as well!
What is Required to Become a Foster Parent?
Planned PEThood is under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and a home inspection is required every six months by a Planned PEThood representative. (It isn’t scary, and we don’t care if you did the dishes!)
You will be assigned the name and contact information for a mentor. Your mentor will be available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the process.
Planned PEThood has established medical protocol that you will be asked to follow. Someone will review these with you before you receive a foster pet. All routine medical care is performed at our Duluth Spay/Neuter Clinic. The foster home must be able to arrange to get the foster pet to the clinic as needed.
What does Planned PEThood Provide?
Planned PEThood is known for providing the highest possible standard of care for our foster pets. Our dedicated foster home veterinary assistant will help guide foster animals through their medical needs. Planned PEThood will cover all age appropriate vetting including vaccinations, testing (FeLV/FIV for cats, heartworm for dogs), spay/neuter, deworming, microchipping, and other routine medical care in a timely fashion.
Basic supplies such as pet food, crates, litter boxes, litter, collars, and leashes are provided by Planned PEThood.
If you are interested in volunteering with our foster program, please fill out the form below or e-mail foster@PEThoodGA.org with questions. Someone from our staff will contact you within 2-3 business days.
What is the adoption process?
Why do you require two kittens be adopted together?
What are your adoption fees?
What is included in your adoption fee?
After I adopt my new pet, when do they need to go to the vet? How can I get flea/tick and heartworm prevention?
How do I keep my cat/kitten from scratching me and my furniture?
What do I do if the adoption doesn’t work out?
I need to find a new home for my pet. Will you take it?
Planned PEThood of Georgia does rescue and place homeless animals, however we pull animals in grave need directly from animal control agencies. Before reaching out to shelters please make every attempt to find a new home for the animal through friends, family, social media, church, and other creative outlets. If you are looking to place your personal pet with a rescue program please reach out to the following Atlanta area no-kill shelters.
I found an orphaned kitten what should I do?
Fight your instinct to pick up the kittens and care for them, at first. If they are safe, leave the kittens alone. Keep an eye on them from a distance. Mom most likely is coming back to get her kittens. They may have fallen when she was moving to a new location, or she heard you coming and is hiding. Do not touch, especially if they are newborns. If they are in an unsafe place, move them or put them in a box not far from where they were found, put out some food for mom, and watch for a distance. If mom is not back in a few hours, then it is time to try to care for them on your own. Call your local shelter or rescue group to see if they can offer guidance or assistance. Here is a great article on caring for orphaned kittens.
I found an animal what should I do?
If the animal seems to be healthy, we suggest you bring it to your closest clinic to be scanned for a microchip. You are welcome to come to our clinic during business hours and we can help scan for a chip at no charge. If the animal is not chipped, and unable to be reunited with the owner the next step is to bring it to your county shelter. If the animal is lost the county shelter is the first place an owner will go to look for their pet. Additionally, we suggest you post the found pet on www.helpinglostpets.com and checking the NextDoor App in the area the animal was found if possible. If you choose not to bring the animal to the shelter, please ensure every effort is made to find the original owner. Accidents happen and animals can wander miles from home. The pet may have a family desperately searching for this animal.
What is TNR?
What is an Ear Tip?
What are the benefits of TNR?
- Ends nuisance behaviors from Community Cats such as fighting, spraying, and howling
- Prevents repeated unwanted litters of kittens
- Saves thousands of taxpayer dollars by keeping these cats out of county shelters
- Rids neighborhoods and businesses of rodents and snakes organically. With a Community Cat on the premises, you will finally be able to do away with rat poisons, mouse traps, and dirty rodent droppings.
- Studies prove that spaying and neutering Community Cats improves their overall health
TNR balances the needs and concerns of the human communities in which many Community Cats live. People don’t want cats rounded up and killed. TNR is the only humane option to reduce and stabilize the large populations of Community Cats.
Removing Community Cats from their home is counter productive. Each colony of cats has a territory that they defend from other colonies of cats. If cats are removed, it leaves an open territory where more unaltered cats will move in and start the breeding cycle all over again.
If taken to a shelter, unsocialized Community Cats “feral cats” are not considered adoptable and, unfortunately, are often euthanized.
Do you loan traps?
We loan humane trap from Tru Catch along with Drop Traps to the public. There are 50 traps available for loan. If you would like to reserve a trap, you can click here to fill out our online Trap Reservation Request form or give us a call at (678) 541-9370. We loan our traps out for 2 weeks at a time. We require a deposit for each trap. We will not charge your credit card unless you do not bring the trap(s) back within two weeks’ time. There is usually a 1-2 week waiting list for our traps.
Our Community Cats program is a resource, not a rescue. We will not remove cats from your property. We will provide you with the tools and support you need to effectively and humanely manage these cats. If you need help with trapping a colony or any other questions please contact us at (678) 541-9370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our TNaRmy Volunteers to help at predetermined trapping locations around Gwinnett please fill out an volunteer application today!
Visit our Spay and Neuter Surgery page for information and pricing for feral cat spay/neuter surgery!
I have wild cats at my home or business, will you come get them?
What can I use to keep wild cats off of my property, but without harming them?
I want to help spay/neuter the community cats I am caring for, but I can’t afford to fix them all. Can you help?
There is a sick/injured community cat. What should I do?
This is a great cause! How can I help Planned PEThood?
Spread the word! Let your friends and family know how much you believe in having affordable, accessible spay/neuter services. Show your support by donating funds and by volunteering, which help us keep our costs low.