Spaying is the term for surgically removing the reproductive organs in female animals. Neutering is removing the reproductive organs of male animals. You may hear the term "fixed" which is a term used for females or males.
Spaying or neutering your pet(s) is the best, most humane way to prevent unwanted litters. Many unwanted animals suffer the pain of poor health, neglect and starvation and shelters are often over-burdened with kittens and puppies.
YOU can make a difference in your pet's life!
WILL MY PET GET FAT OR LAZY AFTER SPAYING?
No, there is no evidence that spaying or neutering makes animals fat or lazy.
There are numerous benefits to spaying or neutering your pet(s). Fighting, roaming, spraying and marking can often be corrected by spaying or neutering, and spayed or neutered pets are generally healthier.
SHOULD I LET MY PET COME INTO HEAT JUST ONCE BEFORE SPAYING?
No. Kittens and puppies can become pregnant at 4 months old, so you’re risking an unwanted litter if you wait. Medical evidence shows that cats and dogs who are spayed before their first heat are healthier and develop fewer behavioral issues. There is simply no good reason to let your female cat or dog experience heat - even once.
CAN ANY PET OWNER GET A VOUCHER FOR LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER?
The pet owner must be a Fremont County resident. Breeders and rescue groups are not eligible for vouchers.
If you need more than 10 vouchers, please let us know (prior to coming to a voucher sale) so that we may work with you individually to meet your needs.
JJ's Helping Paws does NOT accept checks for vouchers. Cash only, please.
WHAT IS THE TNR PROGRAM?
TNR stands for Trap/Neuter/Return. This program is exclusively for community/feral cats and ensures that colonies are managed for maximum health and ideally no reproduction. Cats in communities that are allowed to reproduce unchecked experience a great deal of unnecessary suffering since food, water and shelter are scarce in a growing population.
We humanely trap community cats, have them spayed or neutered, then we return them to their communities. To ensure that they are not re-trapped in the future, their left ear is nicked/tipped. Tipping the ear is a universal practice throughout the country in similar TNR programs.
We work with citizens to identify and manage cat communities. If you are aware of a group of cats that needs care, please let us know so that we may help.