Spay Neuter Animal Program (SNAP)

"If we stop loving animals, aren't we bound to stop loving humans too?"
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

So many pets and not enough homes

Each year, around 15 million pets are turned into animal shelters across the country. Only 25 to 30 percent of these animals are reclaimed by their owners or adopted into new homes. The rest, some 11 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, must be put to death because no one wants them.

Help put an end to pet overpopulation

This terrible waste can easily be reduced by reducing the number of puppies and kittens being born. And the best way to do that is to neuter your pets. It is a simple procedure which prevents pets from reproducing, by removing their reproductive organ. As a responsible pet owner, you can help put an end to the overpopulation problem.

Benefits of neutering your pet

Neutering your pets gives them and you a lot of benefits you may not be aware of.

Did you know?

• Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

• Spaying and neutering can eliminate health problems that otherwise would be difficult or costly to treat

• Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer.

• Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease

• Spaying and neutering makes pet’s better, more affectionate companions.

• Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory

• Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than do those who have been spayed or neutered

• Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.

Spay Neuter Animal Program

One of the best services offered by the Humane Society of St. Thomas is the Spay Neuter Assistance Program. All animals adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered by a veterinarian before entering their new home.

We also offer assistance with the cost of spaying or neutering pets not obtained from the shelter. With the cooperation of local veterinarians, and a bequest from the late Ethel Brinkerhoff, the Humane Society of St. Thomas offers a program that costs only $50.00 to those that apply and qualify. Residents need only pay $50.00 for the first animal and $35.00 for additional animals (during one transaction) to the Humane Society in order to obtain a certificate for a pet spay or neuter procedure at the veterinarian of their choice. The surgery bills are paid by the Humane Society, although the pet owner is responsible for any other services provided by the veterinarian.

It has been proven in many areas of the world that the solution to over-population of animals is spaying or neutering. The Humane Society’s program is specifically designed to reduce the tragedy of homeless animals in our community.

Please spay or neuter your pet today. Call the Humane Society of St. Thomas at 340-775-0599

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