- Rough estimate of cost of spaying at my vet: $125
- Spay-inclusive fee for adopting kitten: $125
- Cost of spaying done by shelter: $0
- Cumulative time spent driving back and forth to shelter twice for spaying during rush hour (only time they’re open): 5 hours.
- Cost of a 30-minute trip to emergency vet to re-staple and provide plastic safety collar after incision opens up: $125.
Total savings: 0.