Neutering/spaying your pets is one of the most responsible actions
you can take to avoid unwanted offspring.
Holmes County Humane Society, Inc. has not yet received a 2013 grant from the Ohio Pet Fund to
help pay to spay/neuter personal pets of people who meet
poverty criteria; therefore, currently there are no
assistance funds available.
Tax-deductable donations to our local Spay/Neuter Assistance Fund are welcomed!
Keep checking this page -- we will announce here when funds become available.
Facts and Figures
According to the American Humane Society,
more than 3,500 cats are born every hour
in the United States. Each year about 30 million cats are born and added
to the existing population of 56 million cats. Dogs
have a similar overpopulation trend.
Animal care and control agencies try to find loving,
responsible owners for as many cats and dogs as possible, but there are
not enough homes for these
animals. American Humane estimates that more than 15 million healthy,
friendly dogs and cats will be euthanized this year because they are
Unwanted animals are dumped at local shelters or abandoned on back
roads and city streets, where they suffer from starvation,
lack of shelter
and veterinary care, and abuse by cruel people.
Overcrowding is a tremendous problem at all shelters!
You can save lives and help solve the pet overpopulation by
neutering or spaying your pet. This will reduce the number of
cats and dogs being euthanized
by reducing the number being born.
Spaying of females and neutering of males is surgical sterilization.
Responsible animal shelters usually spay or neuter their animals before
adopted or they require those who adopt to spay or neuter them at the
appropriate age. Some veterinarians and humane societies offer
low-cost spaying and neutering services to encourage sterilization.
Spaying and neutering makes cats and dogs less likely to roam or
fight and helps prevent mammary and testicular cancer. These animals are
friendlier, and live longer than those that are not sterilized.
You can help solve the pet overpopulation problem by having your pet
spayed or neutered.