Spay and Neuter Assistance
In order to assist counties and cities in their efforts to control the pet overpopulation problem, several programs exist to help pet owners:
- Colorado has established a Pet Overpopulation Fund. Please contact the State of Colorado for that program.
- Project SNAPs: Mesa County Animal Services and local participating veterinarians ensure that all animals adopted from our facility are examined by a veterinarian, receive their rabies vaccination and license and are altered so that we do not contribute to the pet overpopulation problem.
- Project PUPs: The mission of project PUPs is to assist citizens with the spaying and neutering of dogs, cats, rabbits and potbelly pigs. This program is a partnership between pet owners, participating veterinarians and Mesa County Animal Services.
Certificates are redeemable at participating veterinarians for a $25 credit for neutering any dog, cat, rabbit or potbelly pig and a $35 credit for spaying any dog, cat, rabbit or potbelly pig. We have a limited number of vouchers for spay/neuter assistance each month.
Millions of puppies and kittens are born every year. Most of them are unwanted. Less than 50% of these potentially precious pets will find a permanent home. Too often they end up at shelters, are injured or killed by cars or meet other sad endings. These animals also destroy property looking for food. They spread animal diseases and most face short, difficult lives, usually less than 1 year.
By controlling the number of animals reproducing, we can reduce the number of pets that may be euthanized. Too many animals are not being spayed or neutered, leading to random breeding.
You can fill out a Spay an Neuter Program Application form and email it to Animal Services and the certificate will be mailed to you.
Any donations for this fund will be welcome and appreciated. Please send to:
P.O. Box 20000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5002