The future of animal rescue is in spaying and neutering personal pets, and that means that people who work in animal rescue will spend a lot of their time trying to educate people to perform these surgeries on their pets before their offspring become a problem. Even full blooded animals are not safe; statistically 25-30% of animals currently in animals shelters is pure bred(1).
Ingham County Animal Control has created two programs to help residents to keep the population of unwanted animals down. These programs are called Feline Fit It, which focuses on cats, and PittStop, which focuses on Pitt Bull dogs. Both programs only apply for low-income pet owners.
Using the PittStop Program, Ingham County Residents can have their female Pitt spayed for $45, or their male Pitt neutered for $40. This is a very important program in Ingham County, because if you visit ICAC, you’ll see many of the runs are filled with Pitts, which is very sad for such a great breed of dog.
The Feline Fix It program is very similar to the Pitt Stop Program. Low income residents can have their male cats neutered for only $20, or their female cats spayed for only $25!
Both of these programs run through Capitol Area Humane Society’s new low-cost clinic! To reserve a s-pot in Feline Fix It or PittStop, call 517-676-8372. If you are not low income, but happen to find a stray animal, the low-cost clinic does surgeries for the following prices: female dog is $100, male dog is $75, female cat is $50 and male cat is $25. You can call the clinic at 517-908-0756 to make an appointment.