The Process ( Residents of Rabun County Only)
1. Call the shelter at 706-782-5422, let them know you are calling about the Community Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program.
2. You will be asked a series of question:
- Your name, address and contact phone number.
- Name of pet, male or female, breed, color, age and weight.
-Proof of Rabies vaccine must be presented or your pet will receive vaccine for a fee of $6.00..
3. Your form will be processed, taken to Rabun Animal Hospital and then you will receive a phone call from RAH to schedule. RAH offers additional optional services that can be done at the time of surgery for an additional cost.*
*These additional optional costs are your responsibility and are not covered by Rabun Paws 4 Life, Inc.
4. Surgeries are performed at Rabun Animal Hospital at 220 Cathey Road, Mountain City, GA. You will be asked again about additional optional services that can be done at the time of surgery for an additional cost. These additional optional costs are your responsibility and are not covered by Rabun Paws 4 Life, Inc.
5. Animals need to be dropped off between 7:30-8:30 a.m. and are available to be picked up between 5-5:30 p.m. that same day. Animals are not boarded overnight.
6. Payment is required at the time of pick-up following the surgery.
(NOTE: DROP OFF AND PICK UP TIMES ARE DIFFERENT FOR THOSE CAT NEUTERS COMPLETED AT THE SHELTER).
Trapping these feral cats and getting them spayed or neutered will help prevent the births of hundreds of other kittens who wind up homeless each year.
Trap-neuter-release (TNR) entails trapping, neutering, vaccinating, and returning community cats to their original outdoor locations. It is not only the most humane method of preventing cats from entering the shelter system, it’s the most effective.
Free-roaming feral cats are trapped, sterilized (males are neutered and females are spayed), and returned to the outdoor locations where they were found. If those locations are deemed unsafe or otherwise inappropriate, the cats may be relocated to barns or farmyard homes and are often considered ideal.
Rabun Paws 4 Life encourages you to trap feral cats for spaying or neutering. We will even provide the traps. Call the shelter, 706-782-5422 and speak with Becca Neff, Director of Animal Health.
Rabun Paws 4 Life, Inc.
261 Boen Creek Road
Tiger, GA 30576
P.O Box 216
Clayton, GA 30525
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4 pm
Saturday 10am - 3 pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
261 Boen Creek Road • Tiger GA 30576
Mailing address: PO Box 216, Clayton, GA 30525
Spay/neuter is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet, your family and your community. These are routine medical procedures.
Spay and neuter: why is it important to “fix” your pet?
• Reduces number of animal who enter shelters.
• Prevent medical and behavioral problems from developing in dogs and cats.
• Can reduce incidences of sexual behaviors i.e. mounting, howling and the urge to roam.
• Leads to a longer, healthier and happier life.
Sterilization directly reduces the number of pets entering the shelter and freeing up space for homeless pets who are already born.
At Rabun Paws 4 Life, Inc., we know that spay and neuter programs are the only way to proactively relieve the pet overpopulation problem and the problem is simple: there are too many pets and not enough homes. We offer a Community low-cost spay/neuter and rabies vaccine service to ensure that Rabun County families can afford to keep their pets healthy.
Because we offer this low cost service, we can receive numerous calls. Please leave a message if you are unable to reach the receptionist and your call will be returned as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding!
Spay/Neuter $55 - Feline/Canine Rabies Vaccine $6 - Feline/Canine
(If pet has current rabies vaccination you must provide proof of vaccination.)
Cat Neuter performed at the shelter- FREE
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