Low Cost Spay/Neuter
Every hour, thousands of puppies and kittens are born in the U.S. And each year, between 4 and 6 million dogs and cats are killed in pounds because there is no room for them.
If a dog or a cat has four offspring (a low number), and two of them are female, and those females have two females, and so on and so on -- by the 7th year,
that original ONE mother will have 4,372 descendants! Spaying/neutering also makes animals:
- Easier to train
- Less likely to fight other animals
- Less likely to mark territory
- Less likely to run away or roam
- Avoid certain health risks and cancers
Because of these staggering statistics, BCHS makes pet population reduction a major part of its mission.
Through many grants from the Southwestern Electric Cooperative, the ASPCA, Build-A-Bear and more, we are able to do this.
As a result of the BCHS Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program more than 1,000 animals have been spayed/neutered just
since the beginning of 2008. The community is encouraged to participate in this program to increase the wellness of their
pets and decrease the number of unwanted litters.
They're Even Cuter when you Spay & Neuter
Bond County Humane Society is committed to promote animal welfare through education and to actively encourage pet population
reduction. We partner with veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics to provide resources to pet owners for low cost spay/neuter
programs and non-owned feral/free roaming cats. We have served people throughout the entire St. Louis metro area through pet
adoptions and spay/neuter programs since 2003. And your help is still needed. We hope you will talk to your families, co-workers,
friends and neighbors if you think they could benefit from the services and volunteer opportunities BCHS provides.
Companion Cats & Dogs Aren't "Broken," but They and You Will Both Benefit from Their Getting "Fixed"
Your companion will live a longer, healthier life and you will experience fewer headaches if you get him or her spayed or neutered.
Spaying/neutering makes animals easier to train, less likely to fight other animals, less likely to mark territory, less likely to run away
or roam, and avoid certain health risks and cancers. Through grant-funded BCHS Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Voucher Programs, 24
companion cats and 23 dogs were spayed/neutered during 2015 using local and trusted Bond County
veterinary clinics. Please call our office at (618) 664-4068 or email email@example.com for more information about this financial assistance.
Feral Cat Program
Spaying and neutering stray, neighborhood cats is the best way to reduce their population and reduce the number of unwanted
kittens born every spring! These cats often have no owner and need a Good Samaritan like you to help get them fixed. This will help
keep them and their offspring out of shelters, reduce disease, and make them better members of the community!
In cooperation with Animal Protection League (APL) in Springfield, IL, BCHS works to reduce feral cat populations in
Bond County and the surrounding area. The Animal Protective League's Trap-Neuter-Return program "is designed to give feral cat caretakers access to
low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services for the feral cats in their colony." BCHS and APL are "focused on helping to control the feral
cat population through aggressive spay and neuter. We believe that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the most humane and effective method
available to control the feral cat population." Through this low-cost clinic partner program, we spayed/neutered 232 non-owned feral and free-roaming cats in 2015.
Read more about feral cats and APL at
their website here.
Please call our office at (618) 664-4068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this effective and affordable trap-neuter-return program.
Purina 'Rally to Rescue' Ambassadors
The Rally to Rescue™ (which ended in 2018) was a partnership of Purina® Pro Plan® brand pet food and select pet rescue
organizations across the country, dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the cause of pet rescue. Rescue Ambassadors such as
BCHS were the heart of this program. The Adoption Kit Program distributed nearly 200,000 starter kits through approximately
200 shelters nationwide. The kits included important information on caring for a new pet, feeding recommendations based upon lifestage,
coupons for Purina Pro Plan brand pet foods, and the opportunity to request special offers to help care
for your pet.