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!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pedigree Foundation Awards Grant!

On December 7, 2011 the Pedigree Foundation awarded the Adair County Humane Society a grant of $891.  This grant will fund (in part) our Prevent a Litter 2012 campaign.  We are grateful for this recognition and support of our efforts to help more dogs find homes!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Late Spring Progress Report

Although 2011 was only the second year of the campaign, we have already seen a remarkable decrease in the number of dogs and puppies brought to the shelter: more spay/neuter has led to fewer unwanted animals.  Our shelter manager reports that she has seen many fewer puppies coming into the shelter recently and that we have taken in only one pregnant dog so far this spring. 

Sadly, the number of cats and kittens coming into the shelter remains high.  It may take several years for the results of our efforts to affect the feline community.  Please spread the word: spay or neuter your cats!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

212 Dogs/Cats Fixed!

110 cats and 102 dogs were spayed/neutered during our March 2011 "Be a PAL -- Prevent a Litter" campaign!

Well done, northeast Missouri!  Thanks to you, there will soon be fewer unwanted animals in our area!

[This total was determined by the number of $50 coupons used and the number of prize drawing entry forms received; care was taken to avoid counting the same animal twice.] 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ASPCA awards $2000 grant!

We found out today that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded us a $2000 grant to help fund March 2011's Prevent a Litter campaign!  This support from a national organization is a terrific endorsement of the good work we are doing and it guarantees the future of this program.  We are ever so grateful!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spay/Neuter Your Pet! Win a Prize!

 Anyone who spays or neuters their dog or cat during the month of March
will be eligible to win a prize in our drawing.  Ask your veterinary clinic for an entry form!

Our grand prize is a Nintendo Wii
($250+ value) courtesy of private donors.

Additional prizes have been donated by private donors and area businesses.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

All One Hundred $50 Spay/Neuter Coupons Have Been Claimed!

After KTVO covered the story on Monday and Tuesday, a flood of people came out to the shelter to ask for help with fixing their dog(s) and/or cat(s).  We had given out all one hundred by the end of Tuesday.  Please help us spread the word that the coupon give-away is over. 

Remember that there are still two other incentives to Prevent a Litter in March:
  • seven local vets are offering reduced rates on spay/neuter for the month of March (see post below)
  • anyone who spays or neuters their dog or cat in March can enter a drawing to win a Nintendo Wii among other prizes!

Do the right thing!  Please prevent another unwanted litter of puppies or kittens!  Spay/Neuter your pets!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Local Vets Offer Discounts on Spay/Neuter During March 2011

These special rates are available during the month of March only!  Make your appointment now!  Please confirm the discounted rate with the veterinary clinic when you schedule your appointment.

Dr. David Moore and Dr. John Moore
Adair County Vet Clinic
24463 Benton Rd., Kirksville
(660) 665-6696

and La Plata Vet Clinic
30743 US Hwy. 63, La Plata
(660) 332-4452

Dog Spay* or Dog Neuter  $75
Cat Spay*  $60
Cat Neuter  $25

*discounts do not apply for dogs/cats in heat or pregnant dogs/cats.

Dr. Jenny Lindquist
Lindquist Veterinary Care Center
1203 N. Baltimore, Kirksville
(660) 665-2719

and Lindquist Veterinary Care Center
Hwy 6 W, Edina
(660) 397-2570

Dog Spay: small and medium (under 50#) $75 /  large (over 50#) $85
Dog Neuter: $65
Cat Spay: $60
Cat Neuter: $35
Price includes a post-op antibiotic injection and pain management injection.

Dr. Lisa Doak and Dr. John Niebruegge
Kirksville Small Animal Hospital
1220 N. Green St., Kirksville
(660) 665-1971

Dog Spay: $75
Dog Neuter: $65
Cat Spay: $60
Cat Neuter: $45

Dr. James Foster
Animal Health Center
Hwy 63 N, Lancaster
(660) 457-3086
Dog Spay: small (under 30#) $55 /  medium (30-50#) $60 /  large (50-75#) $65 /  extra-large (over 75#) $70 /  advanced pregnancy add $5
Dog Neuter: small (under 30#) $25 /  medium (30-50#) $30 /  large (50-75#) $35 /  extra-large (over 75#) $40
Cat Spay  $45
Cat Neuter  $25

Dr. James Brummit
Putnam County Animal Hospital
16840 State Hwy 5, Unionville
(660) 947-2015

Dog Spay: $70
Dog Neuter: $50
Cat Spay: $60
Cat Neuter: $30

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Three Incentives to Spay/Neuter during March 2011

The Adair County Humane Society is pleased to announce our second annual “Be a PAL – Prevent a Litter” spay/neuter campaign:

1) Several local veterinarians have agreed to reduce their rates for spay/neuter during this month.  (See post below for more details.)

2) 100 spay/neuter certificates worth up to $50 will be available for those in financial need.  Certificates may be picked up from the Animal Shelter starting on February 15.

3) Anyone who spays or neuters their dog and/or cat during March 2011 will be eligible to enter our prize drawing.  Our grand prize will be a Nintendo Wii game console donated by a private individual; other prizes have been donated by local businesses.

Questions?  Feel free to type them below.

Spay/Neuter Certificates Available on Tuesday!

Special spay/neuter certificates worth up to $50 will be available
  • for people who could not otherwise afford to have their animals fixed
  • beginning on Tuesday, February 15 at 9:00 a.m. until supplies run out
  • from the Adair County Humane Society's Animal Shelter on Hwy. 6 (West of Kirksville) 
  • during regular shelter hours: Monday-Friday 9-4 and Saturday 9-12
  • on a first-come, first-served basis (supplies are limited)
  • limit two per household except in extraordinary circumstances
  • must be redeemed during the month of March 2011
Note: Funds for these certificates come from special donations from individuals who care deeply about the welfare of animals in this county; they do not come from the Shelter's regular, modest operating budget.  We reserve the right to refuse to give certificates to individuals at our discretion.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

March 2011 Spay/Neuter Campaign is on!

We just received word yesterday that a long-time supporter has made a generous donation to our March 2011 spay/neuter campaign! 

Although we still have some fund-raising and grant-writing to do, we can now state definitively that we will be giving away 100 spay/neuter certificates (each worth up to $50) for use during March 2011!  The certificates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those in financial need from the Humane Shelter on Hwy. 6 West starting on February 15.  There will be a limit of two coupons per household except in extraordinary circumstances.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What does a spay or neuter cost these days? What will my donation pay for?

Every veterinary clinic is different, but here are some representative discount rates from last year's campaign: 

$75 dog spay or neuter
$60 cat spay
$40 cat neuter

Your gift of $200 neuters five male cats.
Your gift of $150 spays two female dogs.
Your gift of $100 spays one female cat and neuters one male cat.
Your gift of $40 neuters one male cat.

Contribute to Spay/Neuter Campaign March 2011

So far we have received $525 in donations toward our "Be a PAL -- Prevent a Litter" campaign.  That means we are 1/10th of the way to our goal of $5000.  We hope to receive more donations this month as people read about the campaign in the Adair County Humane Society annual newsletter.  Remember that donations are tax-deductible; please designate checks for Campaign 2011 Spay/Neuter.  Thank you!