Did You Know?
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will NEVER be enough homes for all the animals, resulting in millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies facing early deaths as a form of control. Others are left to fend for themselves. Spaying and neutering CAN help stop the suffering. Let’s work together so we can make a difference. As an example, an unaltered female dog, her mate and all of their puppies and their puppies’ puppies, if none are ever neutered or spayed, add up to:
1 year- 16, 2 years- 128, 3 years- 512, 4 years- 2,048, 5 years- 12,288
Need we say more…
The Henry County Humane Society has always been supportive of spay/neuter programs, but funding is an ongoing issue. In 2016, the decision was made to explore our options and our first program was launched to serve the senior community in Henry County utilizing Paradox Spay/neuter clinic. We soon discovered that, while the need for this service was there, the senior community was also being served by other organizations through their mobile units at the Senior Centers. In addition, available slots on clinic days were limited. Donations were made specifically for this purpose, resulting in a limited budget. We did however spay and neuter a total of 26 animals under this program for the community.
In 2018, thanks to the profits raised from our Barks & Brews charity dog walk, we decided to change the focus of the program to the goal- reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats that were ending up on the streets or in Animal Control. The new No More Litters program was adopted to assist residents of Henry County with a low cost spay/neuter option. Since we have partnered with the H.E.L.P Spay/Neuter Clinic, we have altered over 1192 dogs and cats under the program and over 948 rabies vaccinations. These amazing numbers are from 2019-2021.
The Henry County Humane Society is a no kill shelter, but our animal control is not, nor are most “pounds”. Spaying and neutering helps reduce the number of unwanted, lost or discarded animals who will be euthanized for lack of a home and to make room for more, again and again. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying and neutering your animals.
Your tax-deductible donations are needed to keep the mission going. We would like to offer the citizens of Henry County who are in financial hardship a way to have their beloved pets spayed, neutered and vaccinated.
Matching contributions for this program are provided by a Memorial Fund in memory of Lillian Abbott Hurt of Hampton, Georgia
To schedule an appointment with the clinic, visit www.helpspayneuter.org https://sites.google.com/site/thehelpspayneuterclinic/ or call 770-304-7911 and mention you are registering under the No More Litters Program. Proof of residency is required. Limited monthly space. Surgery takes place at HELP Spay Neuter clinic hospital in Newnan. You may drive your pet or catch the shuttle at Henry County Animal Control. Dates will vary monthly for the shuttle.