Monday, August 02, 2010

Free cat spay/neuter services for eligible pet-owners

Upper left: Ribbon cutting at Northland Spay/Neuter in Lincoln Park. Right: Yosemite [Photos by Trudy Vrieze]

People residing in neighborhoods with a 55805 or a 55806 Zip Code are eligible for free cat spay/neuter services if their annual household income is under $40,000, thanks to a grant awarded to Animal Allies Humane Society. The society announced in July that PetSmart Charities awarded the organization with a grant to help reduce pet overpopulation. Money from the grant will pay for the free cat spay/neuter services.

This grant will help to reduce pet overpopulation, thereby reducing euthanasia of healthy pets in Duluth. In 2009, 91 percent of shelter animals euthanized within 100 miles of Duluth were cats (from a semi-annual Animal Allies survey).

Earlier this year, Animal Allies announced the Campaign for Zero, the ambitious goal to eliminate euthanasia of healthy pets in Duluth in 2010. Campaign for Zero is a partnership between Animal Allies Humane Society, the City of Duluth, Northland Spay/Neuter Clinic PLLC and maurices.

The PetSmart Charities grant will help these organizations reach the goals of Campaign for Zero. The grant will be managed and distributed by Animal Allies Humane Society. Northland Spay/Neuter Clinic, PLLC performs all surgeries. To schedule an appointment, call (218)623-6342 or email info AT

Low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services are available for all area residents with annual household incomes under $40,000.

Animal Allies Humane Society is a non-profit organization that strives to ensure a lifetime of loving care for every pet.