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!
Lori Boone says
We thought we had 3 female cats and seen this as an opportunity to keep to herd from growing. The low cost allowed us to consider spaying all at one time rather than having to take the risk of postponing some and doing just one at a time over a period of time. Everything went very well and the cats are quite content. We are relieved and very pleased. There was one problem that arose. One of the females was a male. We are know in the process of reconsidering his name. Very pleased. Thank you.
Lori, that’s so funny! One of my relatives had a cat that went from Tom to Tabitha after a vet visit. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your story. I’m glad everything went well and all your cats are happy and healthy.
Do you mean that’s your dog in the picture? 🙂
Thats My Picture dog 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
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