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Estimated Annual Cost of a Cat

Use this guide to determine if the expenses associated with adopting a cat fit within your budget.

Veterinary Care
Office Calls $20-30
Rabies Vaccination $11-26
3-Year Booster $11-36
Heartworm Test $12-36
Heartworm Pills $15-34
Deworming Vaccination $5-17
Distemper Shots $11-18
Emergency Calls $30+
Spay/Neuter $40-117
Cat Food and Supplies
Cat License $4-30
Cat Collar/Leash $10-15
Cat Food $120-245
Average Grooming Supply Costs
Brush $7-10
Comb $7-10
Shampoo/Conditioner $15-19
Flea Spray $5-10
Clippers $14-18
Average Grooming Costs
*Short Haired/Long Haired
*Costs will depend on coat condition

Total Estimated Cost (1 Year): $361-725

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Sheldon's Shelter Fund

Sheldon’s Shelter Fund was started by Sheldon and his mom as a way for lucky people and animals to share their happiness with animals who are waiting to find people of their own.  

Consider sharing your love by donating to the Sheldon Shelter Fund!