Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

 Please spay/neuter

Please spay/neuter

The program is available to Midland County residents only. The program offers a voucher to low income households to help offset a portion of the cost of spaying or neutering your pet. The program is funded entirely by community donations and is intended to service limited income homes, senior citizens on a fixed income, and other hardship cases.

If you are interested in applying for a voucher please complete our online spay/neuter voucher application A volunteer will review your application, determine if the qualifications are met, and contact you when a decision is made.

The voucher may be used for the cost of the surgery only.

 

 

List of participating Veterinarians who accept the voucher:

  • Animal Medical Center                                         M-20 Animal Hospital
  • Coleman Veterinary Clinic                                    Northern Animal Clinic
  • Countryside Animal Health Center                       River Rock Animal Hospital
  • Eastman Animal Clinic                                         Sanford Animal Clinic
  • Midland Animal Clinic                                           Surrey Veterinary Clinic
  • VetMed Clinic

Spay/Neuter Program – Number of Pets Helped

  • Spay/Neuter         2004 thru 2015           2016      Total
  • Female Cats           1072                         166       1238
  • Male Cats                800                          175         975
  • Female Dogs           486                            48         534
  • Male Dogs               358                            35         393
  • Total                      2716                           424       3140

Advantages of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

  • It lessons or eliminates your pet’s desire to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.
  • In most cases, it stops cats and dogs from spraying urine in the house or mounting people and other pets.
  • It is the most effective way to prevent birth of unwanted puppies and kittens.
  • Spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to bite.
  • It eliminates bloodstains on carpets and floors during messy heat periods.
  • It eliminates a yard full of neighborhood animals attracted by a female pet in heat.
  • In a female, spaying eliminates the chance of uterine infection and reduces the chances of mammary cancer.
  • In a male, neutering eliminates the chance of testicular cancer and reduces the chances of urinary tract infection.

Spay Neuter Facts, Myths and Excuses

  • MYTH:  My pet will get fat
  • FACT:  Obesity is controlled by diet and exercise and is not determined by a surgical procedure.
  • MYTH:  The miracle of birth
  • FACT:  The miracle of birth is not so miraculous when one considers the tragic reality of pet overpopulation. In Midland county over 1,400 animals will be destroyed this year.
  • MYTH:  But my pet is a purebred
  • FACT:  Around the country, one out of every four animals surrendered to animal shelters are purebreds. There are just too many dogs and cats, mixed breeds and purebred alike, and unfortunately, not enough homes.
  • MYTH:  It’s better for my pet to have one litter first
  • FACT:  There is no medical evidence that having a litter is good for your pet, and it is obviously not good for the kittens and puppies that are unable to find homes.