We are thrilled to announce that we performed our 75,000th low-cost spay and neuter surgery in September, marking another milestone in our mission to create healthier communities for pets.

This is just the latest achievement in our commitment to providing accessible and affordable spay and neuter services. We began our low-cost program in 2005 at the East Brookfield shelter, aiming to address the root causes of pet homelessness. Today, the program serves hundreds of pets each month in state-of-the-art surgical suites inside our hospitals in North Brookfield, Southbridge, Springfield, and Worcester, made possible by grants and generous donors.

Spaying and neutering not only contribute to controlling the population of stray and unwanted animals but also play a vital role in enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. These procedures can prevent various cancers and other serious health issues while positively influencing pets’ behavior by reducing aggression and roaming tendencies.

This milestone is a testament to the dedication of our team and the support of our community. However, our work is far from over. We are committed to continuing our efforts to reach even more pets in need. We urge all pet owners to consider spaying or neutering their pets. Routine spays and neuters can protect pets from life-threatening conditions, including pyometra and testicular cancer. Our goal is not only to address the immediate needs of pets but to contribute to a healthier pet community in the long run.

Please visit our Spay/Neuter page for more information on our low-cost spay and neuter program.