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Animal shelters across the nation take in millions of abandoned, unwanted, and/or homeless companion animals each year. While many of them find life-long, loving, quality homes, many do not. The reason is that there simply are not enough homes for all them all. The single most important thing you can do to help reduce the number of companion animals born each day is to spay and neuter your own companion animals, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.

There are a number of other good reasons to spay and neuter your companion animals:Puppies

Contrary to popular opinion:

Spaying and neutering is a rather simple surgical procedure that will only serve to improve the health and companionability of your companion animal. Moreover, it will exponetially reduce the number of companion animals who do not find homes. Spaying and neutering will prevent your companion animals from contributing to the problem; remember, even if you find homes for your companion animal's off-spring, you are still taking a home away from other companion animals.

Financial Assistance for Spay/Neuter

Need help getting your animal spayed or neutered?  There are several resources available to you.

The Monroe  County Humane Association operates a Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) that issues vouchers to individuals who meet certain income guidelines.  Click here for more information

The Pets Alive Spay/Neuter Clinic is a low-cost, high volume spay/neuter clinic.  Click here for more information

If you already have a litter of puppies or kittens, we will spay and neuter the parent animals for FREE if the litter is relinquished to the shelter.  Contact the Shelter at 349-3492 for more information.