Appointment Check-List

The following directions are for those scheduled with Animal Friends on site clinic at Camp Horne Road. Those scheduled with a Community Vet, please refer to your paperwork or call the vet office you were scheduled with or an LCSN program assistant.

What to do:
Cats and dogs should have no food after midnight (water is allowed) the night before they are to go in for surgery.
Kittens under 4 months only: feed small meal at 5:30 a.m. day of surgery and fast after 6 a.m.
Rabbits should not be fasted – offer them food and water as normal.

Cats and rabbits must be in a sturdy carrier they cannot escape out of (no cardboard carriers or dog crates please). Label the carrier with your last name and the cat’s first name. Owners bringing multiple cats must have a separate carrier for each cat.

Feral cats must be brought in humane box traps. Ferals in carriers will not be accepted! Label the trap with your last name and the cat’s name or number. Cover the trap with a sheet to keep the cat calm. If multiple cats are caught in a trap, do not try and separate them. Bring an extra trap or carrier for the cat to be placed in after surgery.

Dogs must be brought in on a sturdy leash. Please no retractable leashes or choke/prong collars. Harnesses are okay.


Arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. for check in at the LCSN office (use the main entrance, make a sharp left, and go to the end of the hall). Anyone that arrives late forfeits their surgery spot and deposit. Check in may take between 10 and 20 minutes.

What to bring:
Read and sign the pink (or purple for feral cats) consent form that was mailed out to you.

If your pet is current on their rabies vaccination, bring their vaccination certificate. The tag alone is not accepted as proof of vaccination.

If you owe money for additional services, please bring cash, card or money order (cash is preferred). Personal checks are not accepted.

Rabbit owners should bring extra hay to their surgery appointment. 

Pick Up:
Animals will be ready to go home between 5:00 - 6:00 pm the same day as surgery. When you pick up your pet, a Program Assistant will be there to give you discharge instructions and answer any questions you have about your pet’s care over the next few days. Discharge may take between 10 and 20 minutes.

Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
speak@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org
M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | S/S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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