About the Spay Neuter Network
- To build relationships and educate the citizens of Kaufman County and surrounding areas on how to become a truly "humane society"
- To provide low-cost spay and neuter solutions to the general public
- To educate the public about responsible pet ownership
- To work with legislators on the creation of laws to protect animals
- To coordinate with the Texas Department of Health on rabies vaccinations and public health issues
- To increase adoptions through the current city shelters and other humane organizations
Every day, over 10,000 dogs and cats are euthanized simply because they have no place to call home. Spay Neuter Network, a nonprofit 501(c) 3, was founded in Nov 2003 with the knowledge that the only non-lethal way of reducing pet over-population is to SPAY/NEUTER as many dogs and cats as possible.
Since 2004, through foundation grants and individual donations, we’ve provided more than $500,000 worth of free services to Texas residents and performed over 40,000 surgeries. On September 28, 2007 we came closer to our dream of ending the needless death and suffering of our companion animals by purchasing land in Crandall, Texas where a new state-of-the-art high-volume, high-quality 5,400 sq ft clinic which can accommodate 20,000 surgeries a year. The clinic opened in July 2009.
Our goal is to prevent even one unwanted puppy or kitten. It is wonderful to see the smiling faces of owners and their children when bringing in their family pet for sterilization and vaccinations. This is the first time visit to the vet for 94% of the dogs and cats that walk through our doors. When they leave fully vaccinated, sterilized and look forward to a healthier happy life, The Spay Neuter Network has achieved its mission.
Sometimes we have requests to perform emergency spay/neuter surgeries for dogs like Pepper. Pepper’s owner was referred to us by his regular vet because; out of work, the owner could not afford the $1,700 surgery cost to save her life. (She was unable to deliver her puppies because of a broken pelvis.) We were also able to save Lilly, a 12 year old miniature poodle, the long time companion of an 87 year old couple. Lilly arrived at the clinic with a life-threatening infection in her uterus caused by to many heat cycles; one of the dangers of not spaying a female dog at an early age. Her owners could not afford $2,300 for the surgery to remove the deadly infection. Their veterinarian referred them to us for services.
We have made vital progress with our S.A.V.E. campaign in 2009:
- Sterilization – over 10,000 surgeries completed;
- Adoption – increasing the awareness of adopting from local shelters and humane societies, partnering agencies adopted over 2,500 animals;
- Vaccination – over 14,000 rabies vaccinations given while traveling throughout Dallas and Northeast Texas;
- Education – working with partnering agencies educating over 60,000 Northeast Texas residents on responsible pet ownership.
We will continue our commitment, working diligently through our regional, high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic to REDUCE dog and cat overpopulation in Dallas and throughout East Texas, areas that have not been serviced in the past. We value your partnership and support, and look forward to 2010.