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Pet Owners, We Can Help With Spaying/Neutering

Through grants, area veterinarians offering discounted spay and neutering procedures.

is pleased to announce that we have 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 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 in public schools, social security disability, Minnesota Care or Medical Assistance, WIC, major VA Disability, TANF, or unemployment.

Surgery costs are as follows:  
• Cat neuter—$35
• Cat spay—$45
• Dog neuter—$50
• Dog spay—$60
 
These are greatly reduced surgery prices, which are only available thanks to the Pet Haven grant funding. Animals must have proof of rabies vaccination in order to participate. For those pets who do not have a current rabies vaccination, participating veterinary clinics will administer rabies vaccinations at an additional cost to the pet owner. 

Participating veterinary clinics are Countryside Animal Hospital in Dundas, Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic in Northfield, Faribault Veterinary Clinic and Heartland Animal Hospital in Faribault.  Thank you to these clinics for helping us to reduce pet over population!
 
Please call Prairie's Edge Humane Society at 507-334-7117 to apply. 

Basic information on you and your pet will be collected. Upon approval of your application, the above fees must be paid to Prairie's Edge Humane Society and proof of income provided, at which time pet owners will be given a clinic assignment and voucher number to use when scheduling the surgery.
Unfortunately these funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. More funding may become available at a later date to continue the program.  We will keep everyone updated via our website!   
 
Did You Know?
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the United States and each day 70,000 kittens and puppies are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs face early deaths, others are left to fend for themselvs against automobiles, the weather, other animals and cruel humans.
 
An unspayed female cat and her mate and all of their offspring, producing two litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kitten can total: 

• 1 year—12
• 2 years—67
• 3 years—376
• 4 years—2,107
• 5 years—11,801
• 6 years—66,088
• 7 years—370,092
• 8 years—2,072,514
• 9 years—11,606,077
 
What can you do to end the suffering of these animals and over population? SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!

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