Spay/Neuter Assistance

All shelter animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Heart of the Valley believes responsible pet guardianship, including spaying and neutering of animals, is the only way to overcome pet overpopulation. Heart of the Valley does not spay or neuter pet cats or dogs, nor do we vaccinate animals owned by the public. If you have an animal that needs to be spayed or neutered, please see your veterinarian or click to see Local Area Veterinarians.

Many owners worry about whether spaying or neutering is the right option for their pet. Please refer to the links below for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/why_spay_neuter.html

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/spay_neuter_myths_facts.html

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/top-10-reasons-spay-or-neuter-your-pet

 

SNAP Clinics

Heart of the Valley offers assistance with cat spays and neuters through our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) as adequate and on-going funding allows.  Our mission for the program is to provide spays and neuters for cats that might otherwise reproduce and contribute to the excess feline population. Our target population for these clinics is community cats that are free-roaming without an “owner” in the traditional sense of the word. This includes any of the following: urban (street) cats, country (barn) cats, tame cats, wild (feral) cats, cats living in managed colonies, and strays surviving on handouts. In 2015 Heart of the Valley performed spays and neuters on 259 cats.

The 2016 Season is underway. To hear more about the program contact the Animal Care Manager at (406) 388-9399 ext. 204.