What does it cost to take in an animal off the streets? Just getting the basic shots, sterilization and a check-up is several hundred dollars. Those are the best case scenarios, so many of our rescues are injured or are sick with mange, heartworm or other diseases.
Below is a list of some typical costs that we encounter when an animal comes into our care.
- Spay/neuter dog 75$
- Spay/neuter cat 50$
- Full sets of shots for 1 puppy 80$ (3 multiple plus rabies)
- Adult shots yearly 40$ (multiple plus rabies)
- 1 way ferry trip to vet in La Ceiba cat 20$ Dog 40$
- Snap test 50$
- Erliquia treatment 50$
- Mange treatment 60$
- Heartworm treatment 400-700$ (if meds available)
- Heartworm prevention 10$ a month
As you can see, just because we are in a developing country doesn’t mean that the cost of caring for animals is cheap. Donations are gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of sterilization, routine medicine and emergency care of rescued island animals.