Spay & Neuter Services

Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter is dedicated to lowering animal over-populations in northeast Georgia. Spaying and neutering sit at the root of this problem.

The Great Fix!

Every Wednesday! Low cost spay, neuter and rabies! Call to make an appointment.

In Georgia, it is the law that every adopted animal must be spayed or neutered in order to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats. As an owner of a spayed or neutered pet you will recognize other benefits such as:

  • A healthier pet. Spayed and Neutered animals are less likely to develop certain cancers, ot be injured in fights with other animals.
  • A sterilized pet will wander less, reducing the risk of loss.
  • Decreased chance of animal aggression.
  • No staining or spraying
  • Reducing the pet population means fewer homeless, and/or feral animals

Getting your pet spayed or neutered is a truly smart idea. To learn more about affordable spay/Neuter Services offerred at Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter, or to schedule an appointment for your pet please call .

We are here to help you!

We offer subsedized Spay/Neuter to families who qualify financially. Call to see if you qualify for assistance.

When you get a pet from the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter, we want your New pet to live a long and happy life. There are some steps you should take to ensure proper care and Health.

  1. Visit Vet
  2. Spay, Neuter, & Shots
  3. Dog & Cat Grooming Bath and Flea & tick removal
  4. Store Proper Food & Supplies for your Dog & Cat

These are the services that we provide at the shelter

  • Community Education and Outreach
  • Seasonal Vaccination Clinics for the general public and for county animal control
  • Animal Transport Vehicle

Community Education and Outreach

The Shelter is engaged in outreach efforts throughout the Rabun County community providing education programs to advocate humane treatment of animals, to encourage vaccinations and proper care for pets, and to educate citizens about the consequences of overpopulation, such as diseased and feral animals.

Last year, over 120 school children in Rabun County were introduced to adopted “ambassador dogs” and their volunteer owners who visited their school to educate students about the importance of taking responsibility for one’s pets and caring for them (and all animals) humanely.

The Shelter includes a Teaching/Learning Center so that programs can be hosted on site. The facility will be offering school programs to 500+ students per year in 2012. We work with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Garden Clubs, Senior Centers, Special Education, and other organizations. Rabun Gap Nacoochee School and Tallulah Falls School bring students weekly to the shelter. Many of these students are from foreign countries, where humane education programs do not exist.  The Shelter’s Teaching/Learning Center provides pet-training courses and seminars for pet owners in the community.

Weekly Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for the public sector are held in conjunction with our partner The Humane Society of North East Georgia.

Vaccination program

In addition to making vaccination services available to private pet-owners among the general public, the Shelter will seek outside grants to subsidize a program to spay and neuter animals.

Contracted veterinarians

The BMHS has engaged The Rabun Animal Hospital, P.C. and the services of local veterinarians, Brad Smith, DVM, and Stephen Arbitter, DVM. Dr. Smith and Dr. Arbitter are experienced in medicine and surgery with large and small animals.