Spay and Neuter!

There are more than enough friendly, handsome, and cuddly dogs and cats waiting at shelters to be adopted.
Please don't buy animals from breeders and please don't let your animals reproduce!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gearing up for March 2011 Campaign

Lydia (pictured left) is one of the the summer of 2010's mama dogs.  She arrived at the shelter pregnant, gave birth to her puppies in August, and now (more than three months later) is still waiting to be adopted.  Let's try to prevent a replay of this sad and completely avoidable situation next year!

Even though spring seems far away, it's time to start planning the March 2011 "Prevent a Litter" Campaign.  Last year we gave away $3000 worth of coupons to spay/neuter sixty animals.  In 2011 our goal will be to raise and then give away $5000 worth of coupons to help spay/neuter one hundred animals.

We are applying for grants from ASPCA, Best Friends Grassroots Grants, and PetSmart Charities, but will also need donations from concerned local citizens in order to achieve our goal.  Please consider making a special end-of-year gift to the Adair County Humane Society's "Prevent a Litter" Campaign.

Adair County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization: your donations are tax-deductible.  You can drop off your donation at the shelter (Hwy. 6 W) or send by mail to P.O. Box 481, Kirksville, MO 63501.
Thank you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Prevent a Litter Campaign: March 2010

The Adair County Humane Society of Kirksville, Missouri is proud to announce that our March 2010 “Be a PAL -- Prevent a Litter” campaign exceeded our expectations: 101 animals--59 dogs and 42 cats--were fixed as part of this campaign!

Sixty people received $50 coupons to offset the cost of the procedure.  Many more took advantage of special discounts from local veterinarians.  There were over one hundred entries for our prize drawing.  We commend community members for taking this essential step to end pet overpopulation.

We thank the ASPCA for a grant that funded thirty of our $50 certificates, as well as the many anonymous local donors who have asked us to put their money to work on spay/neuter efforts.

We thank Missy (shelter manager) and Shelly (adoption coordinator) for managing the extra phone calls and the influx of visitors at the humane shelter, as well as for their daily efforts (routine and extraordinary) on behalf of the homeless animals of our area.

We would like to thank the following veterinarians and their office staff for their generous efforts:

Dr. David H. Moore and Dr. John D. Moore
Adair County Veterinary Clinic of Kirksville

Dr. John S. Niebruegge and Dr. Lisa A. Doak
Kirksville Small Animal Hospital of Kirksville

Dr. Jenny Lindquist, Dr. Carla Miller, and Dr. Kristin Wrede
Lindquist Veterinary Care Center of Kirksville and Edina

Dr. Janice McHenry
KC Veterinary Services, Inc. of Edina

Dr. James Foster
Animal Health Center of Lancaster

We thank the media (KIRX, KTVO, and Kirksville Daily Express) for their positive coverage. 

And finally we thank area businesses for their support through donations for our prize drawing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

All Sixty $50 Coupons Have Been Claimed!

As of today, all sixty of our special $50 "Prevent a Litter" spay/neuter certificates have been claimed.  If you were lucky enough to receive one of these certificates, remember that they must be redeemed before the end of March.  If you did not receive a certificate, remember that you can still receive a discounted rate for spay/neuter this month at several local veterinarians PLUS enter your name in a prize drawing. 

Please spread the word: this is the month to spay/neuter your dog or cat!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Introducing our "Be a PAL -- Prevent a Litter" March Campaign!

The Adair County Humane Society is introducing a new campaign whereby we provide incentives for people to spay/neuter their cats and/or dogs during the month of March. 

This campaign has three components:
  • sixty spay/neuter coupons worth up to $50 are available for people those in financial need;

  • several local veterinarians are reducing their rates for spay/neuter during the month of March;

  • anyone who spays or neuters their dog or cat during the month will be eligible to win a prize in our drawing.  Our GRAND PRIZE will be a Nintendo Wii gaming console, courtesy of anonymous private donors.  Local businesses (such as Pawsitive Animalworks, Tractor Supply, Kirksville Feed and More, and Walmart) have generously donated gift certificates and merchandise for additional prizes. 
Our goal is to help spay/neuter 60 cats and/or dogs during March of 2010.

We hope that the community at large will join us and support this goal in whatever way that it can – through donations, discounts, and positive publicity.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ASPCA Grant!

Terrific news!  The ASPCA has awarded us a $1,500 grant for our March 2010 spay/neuter initiative, Be a PAL, Prevent a Litter!  This matches $1500 from local donors and means that we can give away twice as many certificates!