Spaying and Neutering Your Pet
Spaying & Neutering your pet is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and it helps to maintain a long life. It improves your pet’s mood and behavior because they no longer have the stress associated with being in heat, and they are not trying to attract a mate. Therefore, they are less likely to mark their territory, especially if they are spayed or neutered while young. Most importantly, it prevents many unwanted litters. Those little guys might be cute but they are a lot of work, and every day there are more than 70,000 puppies and kittens born in the United States – too many of which become homeless strays living on the streets or end up in shelters. So please contact your veterinarian for information on spaying or neutering your puppy or kitten.
MN SNAP’s mission is to end the suffering and death of Minnesota cats and dogs due to overpopulation by providing both high-quality, affordable and accessible spay and neuter services to those in need and animal welfare education in the communities we serve. MN SNAP’s solution is simple and effective. More than 163,414 pets of low-income families, shelter and rescue animals, and feral cats have received low-cost surgeries. Their work continues to reduce the influx of homeless pets into shelters and rescues, and ultimately reduces euthanasia. Check out the MN SNAP website to learn more or schedule an appointment.
Every year, Animal Humane Society provides direct care and services to help nearly 100,000 animals in need across Minnesota. As one of the nation’s leading animal welfare organizations, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. From innovative medical and behavior programs to investments in outreach and advocacy, they are advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere. Their friendly animal experts at each location offer services and support for every stage of an animal’s life. Plus, they work with individuals and organizations across Minnesota and beyond, advocating for the health and safety of animals, no matter where they are. Animal Humane Society Veterinary Centers offer high-quality, low-cost services with fees on a sliding scale based on income. Check out the Animal Humane Society website to learn more or schedule an appointment.