Spay/Neuter Transport Program
Our transport program provides spay/neuter services to many underserved counties of Indiana. In addition to Hamilton and Hendricks Counties, our program reaches out to animals in need in Clinton, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, and Delaware counties. These counties are otherwise lacking in low-cost spay/neuter options. We work with local animal advocates to recruit patients in these underserved areas. We designate a pick-up location in the county and then schedule a day for transport.
Each transport day, clients bring their animals to the pick-up location, where we meet them with our transport van. Pets are transported in individual carriers to either our Noblesville or Brownsburg clinic for spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations. After recovery at our clinic, the animals are transported back to the pick-up location and returned to their owners. Many of the pets we serve have never previously been seen by a veterinarian. Without our outreach program, many of these pets would likely have gone on to reproduce unwanted litters, often contributing to already overcrowded animal shelters across Indiana.
We are working to expand our transport program into surrounding counties of Indiana. Please check back or call for dates and locations of upcoming transports. To schedule a transport, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at 317-675-0072.
Vaccine Clinics in the Park
During the year, we host pet vaccination clinics in city parks and other community centers in counties of Indiana lacking low-cost resources. In addition to Hamilton and Hendricks Counties, this outreach program serves animals in Clinton, Tippecanoe, Montgomery, Madison, and Delaware counties. These vaccination clinics also provide low-cost microchipping, deworming, flea and heartworm testing and prevention. These clinics also provide an ideal opportunity to share information on our spay/neuter transport programs in these counties.
We are working to expand these outreach clinics into more underserved counties of Indiana. Please check back later for details on upcoming clinic dates and locations. For questions on upcoming clinics, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at 317- 675-0072.
The Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, Inc. provides low cost, high quality spay and neuter surgeries and vaccines for domestic and feral cats and dogs. Our mission will reduce the unwanted pet overpopulation and promote animal health and safety to the community. By taking the lead in public education to induce responsible pet owners, we will help reduce the unwanted pet population.
Total number of surgeries since opening on January 8, 2007 is 88762
The Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic became a 501 (c)(3) organization in 2001. Gaining our not-for-profit status allowed us to raise funds and receive grants to get equipment we needed to fulfill our mission of reducing the unwanted pet population. Specifically, our mission is to provide low cost high volume spay and neuter surgeries and to promote animal health and safety for our community. Our focus is to sterilize healthy cats and dogs in order to eliminate the reproductive cycle of more unwanted animals.
Statistics on Pet Overpopulation & the Solution
- Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year: 6-8 million (HSUS estimate)
- Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3-4 million (HSUS estimate)
- Number of animal shelters in the United States: between 4,000 and 6,000 (HSUS estimate)
- Average number of litters a fertile, 5 month old cat can produce in one year: 3
- Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4-6
- Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
- Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6-10
- In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats.
- In six years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs.
The solution is this:
By implementing widespread sterilization programs, only by spaying and neutering all companion animals, will we get a handle on pet overpopulation. Consider the fact that in six short years, one female dog and her offspring can give birth to 67,000 puppies. In seven years, one cat and her young can produce 420,000 kittens. Given these high reproductive rates, it stands to reason that, in only a few years, carefully planned and implemented sterilization programs could produce a dramatic reduction in the number of unwanted companion animals born. In fact, in those towns and cities that have implemented such programs, we’ve already seen the number of companion animals who had to be euthanized decline by 30 to 60 percent – even in those communities where human populations have been steadily increasing.
- Female Cats 3023
- Male Cats 2209
- Female Dogs 2453
- Male Dogs 2248
- Total number of cats and dogs spayed and neutered in 2014:
- Female Cats 4180
- Male Cats 3589
- Female Dogs 2944
- Male Dogs 2980
- Total number of cats and dogs spayed and neutered in 2013:
- Female Cats 3549
- Male Cats 2904
- Female Dogs 2783
- Male Dogs 2848
- Total number of cats and dogs spayed and neutered in 2012:
- Female Cats 3565
- Male Cats 3029
- Female Dogs 2649
- Male Dogs 2627
- Total number of cats and dogs spayed and neutered in 2011:
- Female Cats 4512
- Male Cats 3406
- Female Dogs 2695
- Male Dogs 2599
- Total number of cats and dogs spayed and neutered in 2010:
- Female Cats 3894
- Male Cats 3145
- Female Dogs 2532
- Male Dogs 2253
- Humane Society of Hamilton County 600
- Total number of cats and dogs spayed and neutered in 2009:
- Female Cats 3324
- Male Cats 2937
- Female Dogs 2085
- Male Dogs 2192
- Humane Society of Hamilton County 212
- Total number of cats and dogs spayed and neutered in 2008: