Surgeries are performed Monday-Thursday* each week.
*Appointments for cats on Thursdays are on a very limited basis. If at all possible, we prefer to schedule cat appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.
To have your pet spayed or neutered, please call The PAWS Clinic at (313) 451-8200 to schedule an appointment. If our staff is unavailable to take your call, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. We do not perform surgeries on Fridays, but we are available by phone to answer your questions and schedule appointments.
Drop off time for all appointments is 8:00am. Dogs are discharged promptly at 4:00pm the day of their surgery. Cats spend the night and go home the following morning (our staff will inform you of the discharge time for cats when you schedule your appointment). Note that a late fee will be charged for failure to pick-up your pet at the scheduled time.
You do not need an appointment if you are bringing in a feral/stray cat in a live trap, however, surgeries for feral cats may be performed the following day if there is no space in the schedule for the day the cat is being dropped off. If you are planning to trap multiple cats at the same time (3 or more) you must call to schedule an appointment.
Feral cat surgeries are performed Monday through Wednesday only. Feral cats must come in a live trap in order to be admitted. Drop off time for feral cats is 8:00am. Please see Feral Cat Surgery and Feral Cat FAQs for more information.
Please note that The PAWS Clinic requires full pre-payment of the surgery fee for any client who has failed twice to show up for an appointment, or who has twice given less than 24 hours notice of the need to reschedule an appointment. This pre-payment must be made in person at The PAWS Clinic, and is non-refundable.
Please note: Effective October 1, 2016 there will be a processing fee for all credit card transactions over $25. We apologize for the inconvenience.