Veterinary services. Another benefit to help the community is that there are cheaper options to bring your pet into animal shelter versus a veterinary clinic. Spaying, neutering, flea and tick prevention, check-ups, dental appointments, and anything else that will help the welfare of the animal is done at most local animal shelters. The money that is spent using their additional services goes back into the animal shelter to cover the cost of many other things that it needs for their animals.