Spay/Neuter Resources

Georgia Animal Project has officially transferred its clinic operations to CatSnip Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-cost spay/neuter services. CatSnip Cares intends to reopen the clinic for the general public sometime in October under the name All the Fixin’s.

The clinic will be in the same location and with much of the same terrific staff. We are all eager to see them get started!

Check back over the next couple of weeks. All the Fixin’s will set clinic dates soon and finalize their details for reopening. At that time, we will post details here along with a link for their appointment form.


Georgia Animal Project Board of Directors

If you need a low-cost spay/neuter appointment see below:

CatSnip provides a low-cost mobile service for spaying and neutering cats serving the Atlanta Metro area including Cherokee and Pickens counties. They do have Saturday and Sunday locations. Please check their schedule for dates and locations at Project CatSnip or call 770-455-7077.

For dogs and additional resources for other clinics please visit…
Georgia SPOT Society or call 404-584-7768.

Pre-Clinic Instructions

Please follow these simple directions to make your clinic visit as easy as possible. To schedule an appointment, visit Make An Appointment on our website.

Prepare your Animal for Surgery

  • No food or snacks after 11pm the evening prior to surgery.
  • Animals can have LIMITED water overnight, but take it up in the morning.
  • If your animal is current on its rabies vaccine, bring a copy of your current rabies certificate.
  • We will provide a rabies vaccine at no charge if you cannot provide a rabies certificate.

Drop-off and Pick-up

  • Our drop-off times are between 8am and 9am.
  • Please call or text if you are delayed. The phone number for the clinic is 770 704-7297.
  • You will need to pick your animal up the same day between 4pm and 5pm.
  • If your animal’s pickup time changes we will call you. Please be punctual and note that all animals will need to be picked up by 5 pm the day of your clinic.
  • We will contact you if your animal is ready to go home earlier.
  • Dogs must be brought in on a leash (small dogs may use a carrier). Cats must be brought in a secure carrier. One animal per carrier is best.
  • You need to have secure control over your animal(s).   Be aware that other animals will be present.  If you need help, leave your animal in the car and come inside to ask a staff member to assist you. 
  • If you believe you have an animal with aggressive tendencies please let us know beforehand so that we can be better prepared to assist you.

Clinic Location

  • Our physical address is: 310 Gilmer Ferry Road Ball Ground 30107.
  • Our entrance is in the rear of the building.
  • Written directions can be viewed online here. Please note that you must turn onto Old Dawsonville Road to reach our entrance at the rear of the building.


  • All fees are payable at time of drop off in cash, debit or credit.
  • (a $2 surcharge per animal will be added for credit/debit).
  • We do not accept American Express or CareCredit as payment.
  • Please try and bring correct change if paying with cash.

Finally, please note that Georgia Animal Project is not a substitute for a regular veterinarian. We operate as a high quality, low-cost spay/neuter program. We do not offer vaccine verification, test results to third parties or prescriptions for conditions outside the scope of our services offered at the time of the surgical procedure. We will provide you a receipt detailing the services provided to your companion animal at pick-up.

Clinic Aftercare Instructions

Surgery After‐Care Instructions

(Please Read Carefully)                           Printable .pdf Version

  • Your companion animal will act drowsy and unstable for several hours after surgery. The total effects of the anesthesia will not be gone until tomorrow. It is common for animals to shake and act uncoordinated when waking up after surgery. This is normal and caused by the anesthetic drugs. Older animals and physically stressed animals can take a longer period of time to recover.

  • It is not unusual for dogs to whine or whimper the evening of their surgery as the anesthesia drugs wear off.  This is not a symptom of pain, but a display of general anxiety over not feeling quite normal after the day’s events.  Comfort them and remember that your companion animal has just had surgery and needs time to rest and heal.

  • The surgical area may be slightly swollen and red for a day or so. A lump will form as the suture material begins to break down and scar tissue forms. This is normal if there is no redness or drainage, and the incision is not hot to the touch. Please call if you notice any of these problems with the animal’s incision.

The first few days after surgery follow these guidelines:

  • Keep your companion animal quiet tonight and in a warm comfortable place. Anesthetics impede your animal’s ability to control its body temperature. Do not leave your companion animal outside in the cold and make sure to keep it cool in hot weather, until the anesthetics wear off.

  • Keep your companion animal away from children and other animals. Surgical anesthetics can leave your companion animal confused or aggressive when waking up. It may not realize who is handling it, so use caution. Do not leave your companion animal where it could fall until the sedation wears off. Be especially careful with stairs.

  • Because your companion animal received a general anesthetic today, give lighter amounts of water and food tonight. Feeding or watering your companion animal excessively may cause vomiting and/or diarrhea.  If the animal does not want to eat, its appetite should return to normal within 24 hours of surgery.

  • Please do not allow your companion animal to lick or chew at the incision!  This can cause infection and may loosen or pull out sutures. GAP always recommends the purchase of an E‐collar. You must monitor your animal’s behavior carefully and make sure it is not excessively licking or chewing the incision.

  • Unless specifically told otherwise, your companion animal will not need to have any sutures removed as they are beneath the skin and will dissolve.

  • Do not allow your companion animal to get wet for 10 days after surgery.

  • Do not self‐medicate your animal or give any type of pain medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen without your regular veterinarian’s permission to do so. (Without proper administration, over‐the‐counter pain medications can cause serious injury and even death to dogs and cats.) We provide every animal with a 24‐hour pain injection immediately after surgery.

  • In case of an immediate medical emergency, call the Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic at 770‐924‐3720. They are located at 7800 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30189. This facility will charge a fee to see your animal. Once your animal leaves our clinic site you are fully responsible for after care and all veterinary expenses.

  • Should you have any questions or concerns about your companion animal, a Georgia Animal Project technician can be reached at 770‐710‐9599 until 9:00 pm the night of the surgical procedure.  At any other time, call or text the Georgia Animal Project at 770‐704‐7297 and leave a message. Someone will return your call generally within 24-48 hours. While we are always willing to see an animal for aftercare issues, be aware that these contact numbers are for non-emergency questions.  All after care is ultimately the responsibility of the companion animal owner.


  • Studies show that one female dog and her descendants can produce as many as 67,000 dogs in six years.
  • In seven years, a single unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 kittens. Sadly, most of these animals meet premature deaths as strays or euthanized in shelters.

Thank you for being a responsible companion‐animal owner!  In our eyes, you are a hero!

Spay/Neuter Clinic Information

How our Clinic Works

Our non-profit mission is to provide high-quality spay/neuter services to the general public at cost.  All surgeries are by appointment only. 

  1. Review our Services and Pricing
  2. Make an Appointment
  3. Review Pre-Appointment Instructions
  4. Review Surgical Consent Form
  5. Review our After-Care Instructions

Directions to Georgia Animal Project

Google Map or Hand-Written Directions

Needing Low-Cost Vaccines?

Seeking affordable vaccinations in our area? We recommend Pet Shots Express in Canton.  Georgia Animal Project only provides vaccines to animals at the time of their surgery.

Georgia Animal Project is not a substitute for a Primary-care veterinarian.

We are a high quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic. We do not provide examinations or vaccinations to the general public, only to animals having a spay/neuter procedure or those that have recently been seen by us.  We do not perform procedures outside of our spay/neuter mission.

Support your local Veterinarian. They are an important part of our community and your companion-animal’s health.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Alternatives

There are a number of high-quality, low-cost alternatives for spay/neuter in the metro-Atlanta area.

Support Our Cause

Monetary donations can be mailed to: PO Box 689, Holly Springs, GA 30142.  If you would like to make a donation with a credit card or have donation questions, please call us at 770-704-7297 or email our Director at

Donations play a significant role in our ability to help communities and individuals in need of low-cost spay and neuter options.  If you believe in our cause and are in a position to help, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our organization.

Thank you for your generous support.

Georgia Animal Project Board of Directors



Help Support Those that Support Us

Thanks to funding provided by the Second Life Atlanta, Petco Foundation, ASPCA, Cherokee Humane Society, Spay/Neuter Coalition, Pet Buddies Food Pantry and many other non-profit animal welfare organizations and like-minded individuals, we continue to support high-quality, low-cost spay/neuters for cats and dogs in Georgia.

Services and Pricing

Spay/Neuter Fees


  • Male             $55
  • Female        $65

Male Dogs

  • Small            $85
  • Medium      $95
  • Large           $105
  • X-Large      $135

Female Dogs

  • Small            $90
  • Medium      $100
  • Large           $110
  • X-Large      $140
  • Rabies vaccine, post-operative pain injection and courtesy nail trim are included at no additional charge if needed.
  • We provide all dogs and cats with a small green-line tattoo mark adjacent to their incision to facilitate future veterinary examinations.
  • We do not charge any additional fees for female animals in heat or pregnant but do ask that you tell us ahead of time so we can plan our schedule accordingly.
  • Male cats and dogs that are cryptorchid (undescended testicle) will be charged an additional $25 per undescended testicle.  We must be informed of your animal’s condition at the time you make the appointment so we can set aside the required amount of time on our schedule.
The following additional services are available on the day of surgery and can be added when you check in:

(Please note that we only provide services for animals having surgery)
Additional Services for Cats
(Only available at time of surgery)


Microchip                            $25  Includes free lifetime registration
FVRCP                                  $10  Standard Annual vaccine
FELV vaccine                    $15  Feline Leukemia vaccine
Combo Dewormer         $15  Full-spectrum dewormer
E-collar                                $10-$12  Prevent licking after surgery

Flea Preventative          $12 Vectra 30-day topical preventative


Additional Services for Dogs

(Only available at time of surgery)

Microchip                         $25  Includes free lifetime registration
DAPPV                               $10  Standard Annual vaccine
Bordetella                         $10  Kennel cough vaccine
Combo Dewormer       $15-$40 Full-spectrum (weight based)
E-collar                              $10-$12  Prevent licking after surgery
Heartworm Test           $25  Test for Heartworms
Flea Preventative        $12 Vectra 30-day topical preventative
Flea & Tick                      $15 Vectra 30-day topical preventative


We always recommend microchips ($25) if finances allow.  For dogs needing a standard vaccine our veterinarians recommend the DAPPV combo vaccine ($10).  For cats the FVRCP combo vaccine ($10) is recommended along with the FELV vaccine ($15).  Preventative de-worming is available and we can also apply topical flea treatment for $10-$12 per dose (one month).