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"Public awareness on the importance of
spaying and neutering is the key to
alleviating dog and cat overpopulation.
Once individuals are educated on
seriousness of the overpopulation problems,
then the spay/neuter solution will really work."
International Society for Animal Rights
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T.A.R.A. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Thank you for your support!
T.A.R.A. is now accepting resumes for a Veterinary Assistant. Must have a minimum of two years experience working as a veterinary assistant or technician. Individual must feel comfortable working in a mobile as well as in a stationary clinic, and have a history of working in a high-pace, surgery environment. Requirement for said individual would be an emphasis on quality patient care. We are looking for someone with good teamwork abilities and a strong desire to enhance the welfare of animals. Must be willing to work 3-4 long days per week. Euthanasia is the number one killer of healthy cats and dogs, and is also preventable. Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Thank you.
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Our feline only mobile clinic is in Monticello or Newburgh on Mondays, Monroe every Tuesday, and Middletown every Wednesday. We have occasional special events in Beacon, Pomona, Walden, Warwick, Carmel, Port Jervis, Middletown, and Gardiner on Thursdays. Please call for locations and times. Appointments are required.
Our fee for a female spay or male neuter is $70.00 per cat. This fee includes a rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Feral cats may be eartipped at no additional charge, if requested at check-in.
Our stationary clinic in Middletown spays and neutered dogs every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Prices start at $120 for a male and $150 for a female (includes rabies vaccine). Please click here for more info on pricing. Appointments are required.
Great news! TARA now offers respective pit bull owners a $100 reduction off their already low-cost spay/neuter surgery prices. This is being made possible by a generous grant received from the S. L. Gimbel Foundation. The grant will allow TARA to spay/neuter 250 pit bulls at a phenomenally reduced rate. Those who wish to take advantage of this offer need to schedule an appointment with TARA by calling (845) 343-1000, as soon as possible. All pit bulls will have their picture taken at check-in for verification purposes.
Click here to view our canine cancellation policy.
Additional Services and Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics:
T.A.R.A. offers additional services at time of surgery, or on designated low-cost vaccine clinic days, at our Middletown stationary clinic. Details on these services can be seen on our price list. Low-cost vaccine clinics are every Thursday from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. beginning May 29, 2014 at 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown, NY 10941. These clinics are open for previously spayed and neutered cats and dogs only. Please bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. We accept cash only. No appointment necessary.
Parasite Management: Ear mites, fleas, ticks, intestinal worms and heartworms.
Click here to see our parasite management brochure.
FIV/FeLV Testing: T.A.R.A. will test cats for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) on a case by case basis.
You may submit a request here.
Read frequently asked questions about FIV/FeLV here.
While many people choose to pay in cash the morning of their appointment, we also offer the option to purchase spay/neuter certificates with a credit or debit card through PayPal. Please be aware that this process can take up to 2 weeks to get your spay/neuter certificate in the mail. There is also a minimal processing fee. Once you receive the spay/neuter certificate in the mail, you must call to schedule a standard appointment with us. Any additional services (distempter vaccine, flea treatment, etc.) may be purchased in cash the morning of your appointment. If you have any questions about payment method, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Canine Spay/Neuter, includes exam, anesthesia, pain medication, antibiotics, cone collar, and rabies vaccine and tag.
Feline Spay/Neuter, includes exam, anesthesia, pain medication, antibiotics, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, and nail trim.
Replacement Rabies Certificate $10
We receive occasional grants that allow us to charge other non-profit organizations a reduced rate. If you are a 501(c) (3) organization and want more information, please contact us.
The PayPal feature also gives you the opportunity to make a one-time donation or a monthly-recurring donation to our organization. These donation buttons are located on the left hand side of the screen. The Donate option will give a one-time donation of the dollar amount you have entered. The Subscribe option will give a recurring donation of the dollar amount you have selected, once a month, for the next 12 months. As a 501c3 organization, all donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. As a grassroots organization, we rely on the generous donations of the public to continue our program. If you support our cause, please consider making a monetary donation. Additionally, we are greatly honored to be included in your wishes of legacy giving and estate planning. Thank you!
Frequently asked questions about T.A.R.A.:
Q. Are T.A.R.A.’s spay/ neuter services available to everyone?
A. Yes, our services are available to everyone in need. Our mission is to stop pet overpopulation without discriminating.
Q. Are the veterinarians performing the surgeries licensed?
A. Yes, all veterinarians working with T.A.R.A. are licensed in the state of New York.
Q. Will my cat receive the same quality of care in your mobile clinic as it would in a stationary clinic?
A. Yes, we have a state-of-the-art surgery suite with high standards of sterilization and procedures.
Q. Will my cat receive anesthesia?
A. Yes, we use anesthesia and pain medication.
Q. Can I contact someone with after care questions?
A. Yes, we provide both written follow-up instructions along with a contact phone number for any questions or concerns.
Special Spay Days:
We will hold a special feline spay day for any 501(c) (3) organization at their location, or any location, that can accommodate our mobile clinic. There is a minimum cat requirement, and it must be hosted by only one, pre-approved, organization. For more information, contact us.
Below are a list of towns that have contracted with us to offer town-subsidized spay/neuter certificates to their residents:
Town of Chester and the Town of Warwick:
Contact the Warwick Valley Humane Society at (845) 986-2473.
Town of Crawford: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 744-2029.
Town of Mamakating: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 888-3002.
Town of Monroe: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 783-1900.
Town of Montgomery: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 457-2660.
Town of Wallkill (Orange County): Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 692-7826.
T.A.R.A. Trap Loaner Program:
For feral and hard-to-catch cats, we loan a trap for a $70.00 cash deposit. When said cat is brought to us for a spay, the trap deposit is used in lieu of payment for the procedure. Trap(s) must be returned at this time. We will also return a trap deposit if a cat is not caught and said trap is returned in good condition.