Overpopulation... We can fix it!
Who We Are
Humane Solution Spay-Neuter Program is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization. We incorporated in 1999 because we saw an incredible need for a low-cost spay-neuter program for low income pet owners. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors, and have a host of dedicated volunteers that believe spay-neuter is the key to reducing pet overpopulation and the number of innocent lives that are euthanized at animal shelters.
What We Do
Humane Solution Spay-Neuter Program provides low-cost vouchers to pet owners with financial hardships. The vouchers can be used at several area veterinary hospitals (list of participating vets). We issue approximately 500 vouchers a year, which reduces the number of unwanted pets by the thousands annually. We reimburse the veterinary hospital a set fee above the cost that the pet owner pays for vouchers.
How We Do It
Humane Solution relies solely on donations, grants, and fundraisers to make this low-cost spay-neuter program possible. Our main fundraisers are rabies/microchip clinics that are held at various locations 5 times a year, as well as a “Spay-ghetti Dinner” held annually. Donations and grants help us "Spay it Forward" and offer other services, such as vaccine allowances and reduced or free vouchers for very low-income pet owners.
How You Can Help
If you are interested in volunteering, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "volunteer" in the subject line.
We are taking the months of July and August off from Rabies/Microchip clinics. It is too hot for the animals and the people too! We will be back in the fall with clinics in September, October and November. As soon as final details on our fall clinics are available we will post them here and on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Have a great summer and we will see everyone in September!
Myths And Facts
Here is the truth behind some commonly spread myths about spaying and neutering.
Myth: My pet needs to have a litter/one heat before sterilization.
Fact: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier.
Myth: It’s not natural to spay/neuter and will upset my dog or cat.
Fact: The domestication of animals removed them from the “natural order” and placed responsibility for their care with humans. Applying human emotions to animals is neither realistic nor applicable when it comes to identifying a need for sterilization.
Myth: I want my dog to be protective.
Fact: It is a dog’s natural instinct to protect home and family. A dog’s personality is formed more by genetics and environment than by sex hormones.
Myth: I do not want my male dog or cat to feel like less of a male.
Fact: Pets do not have any concept of sexual identity or ego. Neutering will not change a pet’s basic personality. He does not suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis when neutered.
Myth: My pet will get fat and lazy.
Fact: The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and do not give them enough exercise.
Myth: But my dog (or cat) is so special, I want a puppy (or kitten) just like her.
Fact: Your pet’s puppies or kittens have little chance of being an exact copy of your pet. Even professional breeders cannot make this guarantee. There are homeless pets waiting for homes who are just as cute, smart, sweet, and loving as your own.
Euthanasia rates increase exponentially in areas where there are no viable spay/neuter programs readily available.
Dogs are 15 times, and cats are 45 times, as prolific as humans.
Dogs and cats enjoy many behavioral and health benefits from surgical sterilization.
Humane Solution is very grateful to
The Winston-Salem Foundation for their support of our organization through their Community Grants.