In the U.S., there are an estimated 6–8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. About half of these animals are adopted. Tragically, the other half is euthanized. These are healthy, sweet pets that would have made great companions. Oklahoma is the number two worst offender when it comes to homeless pets; our neighbor Arkansas is first.
Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
HOMELESS PETS ENTERING SHELTERS EVERY YEAR
OKLAHOMA IS RANKED #2 IN HAVING THE MOST HOMELESS PETS
3 MILLION PETS ARE EUTHANIZED EVERY YEAR
The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. Why fix your pet?
- Your pet will be happier, prevents testicular cancer in males and helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs.
- It’s good for the community. There simply are not enough loving homes for every pet. Unwanted pets often end up in the Enid Animal Shelter where your tax dollars are spent to euthanize the ones that don’t find homes – or worse. Many innocent unwanted dogs in our area are being used as bait dogs. One dog that remains unaltered can produce 67,000 puppies in only 6 years.
- Your dog will be better behaved he will no longer want to roam and marking his territory. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
SNIP The SNIP Program is the SPCA’s own low-cost program. To qualify, applicants must have a total household income of $40,000 or less. Initially funded by a grant from PetSmart Charities in 2009, the SNIP program was met with such enthusiasm by the community of Enid that the SPCA has made a tremendous effort to continue it. SNIP is funded by donations received from our community. Now in its 8th year, SNIP continues to provide assistance to those people who understand the importance of spay and neuter but need financial assistance. SNIP is available to both dogs and cats. Spay/Neuter for Dogs is $40, and for Cats $30. Vaccines for dogs can be given at the time of the surgery for an additional $15. Cats can be vaccinated at the time of surgery for $12. A rabies vaccine is included in the surgery fee. For an adoption $10 we can test your dog for heartworms. For an additional $20 we can test your cat for FIV/Felv.
· For households who annual income is $40,000 or less.
· Dogs are $40 and cats are $30. Same day surgeries are performed Tuesday through Saturday.
MPACT For residence living in the 73701 zip code dogs or cats can be spayed for $10. This includes the basic vaccines, deworming and parasite control. For an additional $10 we can test your dog for heartworms. For an additional $20 we can test your cat for FIV/Felv.
If your pet is already spayed/neutered and you would like to make an impact on the pet population please consider sponsoring a spay/neuter for a family in need. Any amount you choose to donate will go directly to helping more pets be spayed and neutered. $60 will help spay a cat and $80 will help spay a dog.
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