Okay...this isn't life threatening, and I know it's been discussed, but PLEASE give me your opinions on this. My baby boy goatlet is 12 weeks old. He isn't going anywhere and either is his sister. He started his blubbering today.... Las Vegas has many many goats, but nobody seems to really care about them! I'm having a heck of a time finding vets who will treat a goat less than the cost of a dog (IF I can find a vet to start with!) The first equine Clinic I went to today doesn't do banding, but they'll castrate (and I think my hearing froze when the receptionist said $167. That doesn't include house visit, shots, whatever.) :GAAH: Okay, so I kind of blanked out but wrote down the names of the other clinics the receptionist gave me. They were nice enough. Then I found the next Clinic. I was closer to home and still in a little sticker-shock from the last place. So when the receptionist here brought me the list of costs to neuter my 12 week darling, ($348) I really wanted to laugh, but just smiled and said...."really? You're not joking?" "So 12 weeks or 2 years old....it costs the same." Yep. So, I met a guy a few months ago at one of the feed stores who shoes horses but said he'd be glad to band a goat for $35. I don't know him, but I don't know ANYBODY! If I have to I'll take my baby in for castration, but I'm hoping everyone will say to call the shoe guy for $35. I can buy a lot of goat food for the difference (a lot of people food too....) Feedback please?