Helping Hands Rescue is committed to spaying/neutering as many dogs and cats as possible in our community. This is our main focus and mission. We need to stop the over population and reproduction of these animals and the unnecessary suffering they endure.
In the area we serve, cats are the biggest problem we see. There are just too many strays/ferals out roaming. A mature female cat can have three litters, possibly more per year, with each litter having 3-5 kittens or more. In just seven years a pair of cats can turn into 420,000 kittens.
It is possible for a female dog (depending on size and breed) to have a maximum of three litters a year. Female dogs can go into heat around the age of six to 12 months and do not go into menopause. Assuming a dog lives to the average age of 11, a dog could have up to 30 litters.
With our spay/neuter program, we will always pay 1/3 of the cost of a spay/neuter at any area veterinary clinic. If our budget permits, we have months where we pay 1/2 of the cost. We also will help with the cost of feral colonies. Please contact us if you have an unaltered animal. We send spay/neuter certificates directly to the veterinary clinics.