I’ve never heard of an animal shelter that didn’t have more business than it could handle. One way to be part of the solution is to get your pets spayed or neutered. The KHS offers a discount spay and neuter program for families who meet income guidelines.
You know how it is: you bring home that “free” puppy, but after shots, vet-check, flea treatment, collar, crate, leash, food, bowls, and brushes you’re down a couple hundred dollars at least. And that doesn’t even include a cute little princess or sailor outfit.
Put the outfit on layaway. Spend what’s necessary to ensure that you never have grand-dogs lost and alone, living on the streets.
The Kansas Humane Society’s low-cost spay and neuter program for households with an annual income of less than $40,000. The cost for all cats is only $60; for all dogs, it’s $85. That’s significantly lower than the standard vet bill for the same service.
You will need to provide some proof of income, such as your previous year’s tax return, a Vision or Medicaid card, or an official benefits letter from Social Security.
*Tip: Adopting a pet from the Humane Society is one way to save a lot of money on these typical ‘start-up’ expenses, because many of the veterinary services like spaying and neutering have been done, and your pet gets a microchip that will help identify them if they get lost. Plus, if you get a great one like I did (pictured above), the housebreaking may already be done!