Helpful handouts for pet adopters, owners & educators
Subsidized Spay & Neuter Resources
Why is it important to spay or neuter my cat?
First, your cat will be healthier and live longer.
Second, your cat will have fewer behavior problems. Urinating or marking in the house, redirected territorial aggression, and constant meowing from being in heat can be directly related to a cat not being spayed or neutered.
Third, you’ll be doing the right thing! At least 125,000 homeless cats are living in our streets and alleys. Another 27,000 strays and unwanted cats are brought to local animal shelters every year. More than 7,800 of these cats and kittens must be euthanized because there are not enough homes available. Spaying or neutering even one animal can make a big difference and means you may be saving many lives.
Where can I get my cat spayed or neutered?
Dumb Friends League
(303) 751-5772 or (720) 241-7098
The Dumb Friends League has mobile spay and neuter clinics for both cats and dogs. They travel to underserved communities in the metro Denver area and offer spay/neuter services at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors. Fees are free for cats and $50 for dogs.
(303) 318-0447 or (800) 228-5429 (toll free)
Petaid offers affordable spay/neuter surgeries and full veterinary services for pets of economically disadvantaged owners. Contact them to learn the income-qualification guidelines and see whether you may be eligible.
Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association can help you find a veterinarian. Call the number above or visit the website and click on the “Find a Veterinarian” link at the top of the page. You can search by area, animal or specialty.