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Spay/neuter services

At Animal Humane Society, we understand the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States. More than 60% of them are unwanted and will be abandoned, often brought to a shelter or rescue organization. We believe animals in our community deserve better.

It is only with incredible spay/neuter efforts that we’ll reduce the dramatic number of animals that need homes. That's why we spay or neuter every dog, cat, and rabbit in our care before they are adopted.

In addition to reducing overpopulation, spaying or neutering your pet improves health and wellness and diminishes undesirable behaviors associated with females in heat and overactive male suitors.

Resources for pets

Kindest Cut

Under Minnesota law, Animal Humane Society cannot practice veterinary medicine on animals we do not own. So we've partnered with Kindest Cut to provide low cost, high quality spay/neuter services to animal rescue groups and pets of people in need.

Kindest Cut has performed more than 32,000 spay/neuter surgeries at Melrose Animal Clinic in Golden Valley and through a mobile surgical unit that travels throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

For more information, contact Kindest Cut at 763-489-SPAY (7729).

Animal welfare organizations

If you do not qualify for subsidized spay/neuter surgery through Kindest Cut, contact veterinarians in your community to see if they offer discounts or reduced-fee specials. The animal welfare organizations listed below may also offer subsidized spay/neuter programs.

Camp Companion
Rochester, MN
(507) 951-7801

Cause for Paws
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 259-1483

Feline Rescue
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(651) 642-5900

Friends of Animals
(800) 321-7387

Mission Animal Hospital
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 938-1237

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 996-9292

Northland Spay/Neuter
Duluth, MN
(218) 623-6342

Pet Haven Spay/Neuter Initiative
Minneapolis/St. Paul
(952) 831-3825

Pet Project of Minnesota
Minneapolis/St. Paul
clinics@petprojectrescue.com

Resources for feral cats

Community Cats program

Animal Humane Society’s Community Cats program works to improve the lives of free-roaming and feral cats in our community and reduce the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy cats that are not suitable for adoption. Stray or free-roaming cats that are friendly and would do well in a home are made available for adoption or placed in our adoption preparation programs. Feral cats that would not be appropriate or happy as pets are sterilized, ear-tipped, vaccinated, and released in the same outdoor location where they were found. Learn more.

Kindest Cut

Kindest Cut allows feral cat caretakers and barn cat owners to utilize its service on a limited basis without meeting income or government assistance requirements. For more information, contact Kindest Cut at 763-489-SPAY (7729).

Animal welfare organizations

The following independently operated groups may also be of assistance regarding feral cats in your community.

Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project
(952) 996-9292

Feline Rescue Outreach
(651) 642-5900

Northland Spay/Neuter
(218) 623-6342

Pet Project Rescue
clinics@petprojectrescue.com

Please note: The organizations listed on this page are independently operated and not affiliated with Animal Humane Society. We cannot act as a clearinghouse for such organizations and have no authority over their respective policies, procedures or fee structures.