Sheena Basness, Community Service Officer with the Northfield Police Department, stopped by my corner office at GBM last week to tell me about a cheap spay/neuter clinic on that’s coming to town on April 30, hosted by the Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MNSNAP).
See the Spay and Neuter flier in English and in Spanish. You must pre-register. Call Shirley Taggart at 507-685-2393 to reserve a spot.
Sheena said there would also be some vet services available for a fee. See the image on the right.
More at Nfld Patch: Reduced-Price Spay and Neuter Clinic Coming to Northfield.
Low-income families and individuals will have any opportunity next week to get their pet spayed or neutered at a reduced cost. “This is the first time for us doing anything like this,” said Sheena Basness, a Northfield community services police officer involved in the clinic.
The clinic costs $25 for each pet that is spayed or neutered. The visit also includes a basic checkup. A basic neuter usually costs about $150 and a spay costs around $200, Basness said.
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society will be holding a “Spay”ghetti Dinner on Thursday, November 17th, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Northfield Eagles Club, 304 S. Water St., Northfield. Funds raised at the “Spay”ghetti Dinner will be used to benefit the Community Outreach Spay/Neuter programs sponsored by Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Advanced tickets are $6 and can be purchased at Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic and Countryside Animal Hospital and Kennels in Northfield or at the PEHS shelter in Faribault. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $7. What a great deal! All the spaghetti you can eat and you will be helping to fund some great programs!
Since our inception, Prairie’s Edge Humane Society has stressed the importance of spaying and neutering as the non-lethal solution to pet overpopulation. We were the first animal shelter in Minnesota to require sterilization of all animals before adoption, and we offer unique programs to help pet owners spay and neuter their own animals.
PEHS currently sponsors two Community Outreach programs for spay/neuter surgeries. A low cost program for income qualified families to spay/neuter their pets thru area veterinary clinics, as well as a low cost program to spay/neuter outdoor cats and “community” cats thru the Just Cause Four Paws Spay/Neuter Clinic held monthly at the PEHS shelter. Both of these programs are low cost surgery programs which are funded by grant money as well as donations. Our current grant funding for these programs has been exhausted so until new grant funding is available we are hosting the “Spay”ghetti Dinner in an effort to raise funds to continue these important community outreach programs.
Please join us! Your donation of $7 (or $6 in advance) will benefit the homeless animals at the PEHS shelter by preventing more litters of kittens and puppies! Here is the link to spay/neuter program info on our website.
I’m pleased to announce that Prairie’s Edge Humane Society has received funding through a spay/neuter grant from Pet Haven Spay Neuter Initiative to assist qualified pet owners with the cost of spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats during our 2011 Spay/Neuter Days.
Spay Day is an annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering their pets. Spay Day is officially the last Tuesday of February with events taking place throughout the month of February. PEHS has teamed up with four area veterinary clinics to promote Spay/Neuter Days, in order to provide a low cost service during the month of February to qualified pet owners, as another step in our goal to reduce the population of homeless animals.
These reduced prices are for those pet owners who can show a combined household income of $40,000 or less by providing one of the following: Most recent income tax return, or proof of participation in Food Stamps, Medicaid, free or reduced lunch program-public schools, social security disability, Minnesota Care or Medical Assistance, WIC, major VA Disability, TANF, or unemployment.
Surgery costs are as follows:
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