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" or "sterilized" which are terms used for females or males.
Spaying or neutering your pet or feral cats is the best, most humane way to prevent unwanted litters and overpopulation. Unwanted animals suffer the pain of poor health, neglect, and starvation and shelters are often over-burdened with kittens and puppies.
You can be part of the solution and make a positive difference in an animal's life!
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.
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.
Puppies and kittens may be spayed / neutered when they reach 2 pounds.
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 or credit / debit cards only, please.
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 return them to their communities. To ensure they are not re-trapped in the future, their left ear is nicked / tipped. Tipping the ear is a universal practice in similar TNR programs throughout the country.
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.