Be Part of the Solution
"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 part-time kennel assistant to work 3 days per week in Middletown, NY. Also accepting resumes for a cleaning person to work 3-4 days per week in Middletown, NY. Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Please click here to see the price list. Appointments are required.
Additional Services and Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics:
T.A.R.A. offers additional services available at time of spay/neuter 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 10AM - 2PM beginning May 29, 2014 at 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown, NY 10941. These clinics are open for spayed and neutered cats and dogs only. Please bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. We accept cash only. No appointment is necessary. Thank you.
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PRE-PAYING and DONATING ONLINE:
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.
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!
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about T.A.R.A.:
Q. Are T.A.R.A.’s spay/ neuter service’s 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 on our clinic and our standard of sterilization and operation is in line with any other efficient and proficient practices.
Q. Will my cat receive anesthesia?
A. Yes, we use anesthesia, which includes pain relief. We also use a reversible anesthetic so cats awake shortly after surgery, and are monitored before pick-up.
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 spay day for any 501(c) (3) organization at their location, or any location, that can accommodate our 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 Mamakating: Contact the Town Clerk at 845-888-3002.
Town of Montgomery: Contact the Town Clerk at 845-457-2660.
T.A.R.A. Trap Loaner Program:
We loan a trap for a $70.00 cash deposit. When the cat is brought to us for a spay, the trap deposit fee is used in lieu of paying for the procedure. Trap(s) must be returned at this time. We will also return a trap fee if a cat is not caught and the trap is returned in good condition.