Spay/Neuter Assistance

While our shelter does not employ any veterinarians, there are some great programs here in MN that can help people get their pets fixed at a reduced cost.

Become a part of the solution:  Please get your pet fixed!  We have far more kittens that people want to surrender to our shelter than the shelter has the room or the resources for.  We would love to see our community get to a point where there are more adopted critters going to new homes than there are homeless critters needing homes.

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Need help getting your pet fixed?

*MNSNAP

MNSNAP is a great resource for low cost spay and neuters. From their website:

“Our 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.”

Learn more about them at their website: http://mnsnap.org/

***Please note that they often fill up 3-4 months in advance. (Wonderful to think that their service is fixing so many pets! That’s fewer oops litters to end up in shelters.) Think of it as trying to get a dental visit; you need to plan ahead. They do take appointments that far out though!***

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*Animal Humane Society Veterinary Centers (formerly Kindest Cut)

Another resource for low cost spays and neuters. From their website:

“High-quality, low-cost services for pets
of people in need, feral cat caretakers,
and nonprofit rescue organizations”

Learn more about them at their website: https://www.animalhumanesociety.org/vetcenters

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Have free roaming feral, community, and/or barn cats that need fixing?

*Animal Humane Society Veterinary Centers

Animal Humane Society also offers assistance for fixing community cats.   From their website:

“If there are stray or feral cats in your community that need sterilization surgery, you can participate in our Community Cats program by trapping and transporting community cats to one of our shelters. Call us at 763-432-4892 for more information on how to get involved.”

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*MNSNAP

MNSNAP also offers assistance in spaying/neutering feral, community, and barn cats, with no income qualifications for caretakers.

***Remember to plan ahead!  MNSNAP is very busy, so you need to set up your appointment well in advance.***

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*Secondhand Hounds

Secondhand Hounds is excited to announce their new TNR (trap-neuter-return) outreach program! TNR is one of the most humane and effective ways to manage the cat population. TNR can improve the lives of community cats (cats living outdoors) and can also reduce unwanted litters of owned animals which reduces the burden on area shelters. We will be looking for volunteers to help with this exciting new program and are looking forward to saving lives with spay and neuter!

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/3hh3KfOtwC1ybviF3

If you have program related questions, please email Megan at

tnr@secondhandhounds.org

OfficeManager@secondhandhounds.org

More information:

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