SpayNeuterOhio is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose mission is to reduce the number of free-roaming stray animals and animals euthanized in shelters by providing low-cost spay/neuter access in Stark County, Harrison County, Jefferson County and eventually throughout Ohio via the RASCAL low-cost mobile surgical unit and other means.
SpayNeuterOhio hosts the RASCAL Unit, (www.rascalunit.org) a mobile low/cost spay/neuter clinic, at various locations throughout the year. The clinic will run all day, with cats and dogs dropped off in 15 minute intervals between 9am and noon. The RASCAL unit can spay and neuter 30 surgeries plus 20 cat neuters in one day. The clinic also offers low-cost vaccinations and flea/heartworm treatment and preventative at an additional fee. Individuals will pick their animals back up between 2pm –8pm.
WE WILL BEGIN SCHEDULING THE FEBRUARY 22, 2014 CLINIC IN JANUARY.
Please visit the “Links” tab – there are a lot of great groups providing access to low-cost services! THANK YOU FOR SPAYING AND NEUTERING YOUR PETS!
2014 CLINIC DATES
All scheduling and questions should be directed to SpayNeuterOhio. Please be aware that we are an all-volunteer organization — please be patient if you are awaiting a return call. E-mail is the best way to reach us!
The clinic is primarily held at the Pike Township offices in Canton South, Ohio unless otherwise noted. The street address is 7134 East Sparta Avenue; it’s at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and East Sparta Avenue. For some reason, if you put this address into your GPS, it will likely get you lost. Please follow the directions below; the Pike Township offices are easy to find if you stay on Cleveland Avenue going SOUTH off Exit 103 and look for it on the right.
Rte 77 to Exit 103; circle around onto Cleveland Avenue/Rte 800 South. Go for six miles and the Pike Township offices will be on your right hand side. Look for the marquee, the big flag and the recycle bins.
Appointments will be accepted beginning six weeks prior to each clinic. Thank you and have a nice spay! (or neuter!)
PLEASE SEE THE “LINKS” TAB FOR OTHER LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER OPTIONS.
If you’d like to make a donation of clean, gently used blankets and/or towels, the dogs and cats would really appreciate it!
DID YOU KNOW: 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.
DID YOU KNOW: Millions of healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized each year in the U.S. because there simply are not enough homes for them all…
An unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, producing 2 litters per year, with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total:
1 year: 12
2 years: 67
3 years: 376
4 years: 2,107
5 years: 11,801
6 years: 66,088
7 years: 370,092
8 years: 2,072,514
9 years: 11,606,077
Each year in the US, between six and eight million dogs and cats enter animal shelters; far too many animals to all find homes. Of those, four million — about one every eight seconds — are killed in US shelters each year. These numbers don’t even consider those that don’t make it as far as the shelter — the unwanted litters that fall prey to predators as they try to fend for themselves, are hit by cars, freeze to death, are sold for medical research or taken by dogfighters.
Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them. 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. In towns and cities that have implemented spay/neuter programs, the Humane Society of the United States has 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.
THIS CLINIC IS NOT A MONEY MAKING VENTURE. We are interested in helping to reduce the homeless pet population and in providing assistance to the members of our community who are responsible pet guardians.
SpayNeuterOhio is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose mission is to reduce the number of free-roaming stray animals and animals euthanized in shelters by providing low-cost spay/neuter access in Stark County and eventually throughout Ohio via the RASCAL low-cost mobile surgical unit and other means.