SPAY / NEUTER ASSISTANCE
PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!
Our shelter staff and resources are often overwhelmed by puppies and kittens.
We are the ones who suffer the consequences when owners neglect to spay or neuter their pets.
We live in an area where there are more animals being born than there are homes to accommodate them.
There are medical, behavioral and economic benefits to spaying and neutering your animals.
Sterilized animals are less likely to stray, fight or mark their territory. They are often more mellow and trainable.
**Program Changes** Certificates will be available each month with a limit of 40 Einstein(cat) certificates and 30 Osborne(dog) certificates.
With a limit of 2 per household. Once these are gone, certificates will not be available until the 1st of the next month.
SPAY / NEUTER DISCOUNT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Our Einstein and Osborne certificate program has been helping Lake County residents spay and neuter their pets at highly discounted rates for years.
The number of certificates sold annually:
EINSTEIN: Cat Spay - $35.00 Cat Neuter - $30.00
OSBORNE: Dog Spay - $50.00 Dog Neuter - $45.00
HOW IT WORKS
Only Lake County residents qualify for the program
Certificates must be purchased in person at the shelter or depending on the vet you use they can be purchased over the phone and emailed to your vet.
You must have an appointment scheduled before time of purchase.
Certificate is redeemable for the total cost of a standard spay/neuter surgery. If there are additional medical needs identified or if the surgery cost proves to be higher due to an animal being pregnant (terminative spay), in heat or for some other reason, the pet owner will be responsible for covering the balance of the vet bill.
Certificates do not cover vaccines or other associated costs.
Animals must be delivered at time of drop-off for that vet on the scheduled surgery date.
Your certificate must be presented at the time of drop-off. That means no same day certificates can be sold.
Local clinics participating in our program include:
Southshore Veterinary Service, Polson- (406)883-5229
VetCare Montana, Polson- (406)883-3456
Polson Animal Clinic, Polson- (406)883-5623
Mission Valley Vet, Ronan- (406)676-4251
St. Ignatius Vet, St. Ignatius- (406)745-2473
Veterinary Services, Ronan- (406)676-0090
The Mission Valley Animal Shelter receives varying degrees of surgery cost discounts from the clinics listed above. MVAS covers the balance of the cost. In 2021 we spent over $100,000 for the spay/neuter certificate program from our budget.
SPAY / NEUTER AT MVAS
Every animal adopted through MVAS is sterilized prior to adoption. Puppy surgeries are given starting at two months of age. Feline surgeries occur when kittens reach the minimum “2 months – 2 pounds” threshold. Modern technology and expertise has made sterilization increasingly safe.
This pro-active approach will hopefully make a difference over time and decrease the number of litters being born in our area.