Spay and Neuters for 2014

Today marked a milestone for us - Roc, a blue nosed pittie pup was our final dog of the year to receive his SPAW day from our furrends at Dakin Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Massachusetts Animal Fund. All together, we have sponsored the spay/neuter of 118 dogs this year! That is a 413% increase from our 2013 spay/neuter numbers! 68 of these dogs were high risk pit bulls and 17 were high risk Chihuahuas.

When you consider (conservatively) that an unspayed female, her mate and all their puppies can add up to over 1,000 dogs in just 4 years, we have theoretically prevented more than 118,000 dogs from adding to pet overpopulation in the 413!

And we won't stop here - we've already got 22 dogs queued up for spay/neuter in January and February!

Thanks to your donations, grants from the ASPCA and DJ & T Foundation, the Dakin clinic, Second Chance Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter clinic, Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center and the Massachusetts Animal Fund, we reached this amazing accomplishment! Many of these dogs were found through the highly successful free vaccine clinics we participated in at the end of the summer. We have about an 85% conversion rate getting people to say YES to spay/neuter. How do we do it? By building trust, being respectful and sharing accurate information about the benefits.

We also want to thank our Spay/Neuter Coordinator, Diana T. for doing such a great job! With this volume of dogs, we couldn't have done it without you!