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Pet Clinic Guide

By Paula Sparrow from May 2014 Issue

Pet Clinic Guide

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I'll never forget what a shelter worker once told me.

"We'll never adopt our way out of the pet overpopulation problem. More people have got to spay and neuter their pets. There aren't enough homes, and not enough room in the shelters."

If adoption alone is not the answer, then it's up to us in rescue to help people get their animals altered. Luckily, the word is starting to get out, and more people are indeed getting their pet altered. But too many people simply can't afford it, or don't know where to go. And animals who end up in a shelter are paying a high price for it.

The advantages of altering your pet are many: your pet will be healthier, live longer, have less chance of breast and testicular cancer, will not roam as much, will be better behaved without the "distraction" of wanting to breed, and contrary to popular opinion, will not become fat as a result of being altered. Too many treats would most likely be the culprit.

So this Creature Comforts column is devoted to a directory of low-cost spay-neuter clinics across Kentucky. It's still a work in progress: many more clinics are out there I'm sure, but I've limited this directory to those who specifically advertise themselves as being low-cost. So if you are familiar with a low-cost clinic, please let me know at psparrow@kentuckyliving.com. I'd like to have as comprehensive a list as possible that can be used as a reference by shelters and pet owners all across Kentucky.

And I suggest you contact the below organizations before bringing your pet in. Some of these programs run strictly on donations: the number of clinics they hold sometimes depends on what funds are available. Days and prices vary, so you'll also want to confirm that information, and whether you qualify. Clinics listed here are categorized by county.

So please, let's keep the puppies and kittens out of the shelter!

 

ANDERSON

Anderson Humane Society

1410 Versailles Rd.

Lawrenceburg KY 40342

(502) 839-8339

www.andersonhumane.org

spay@andersonhumane.org

For residents of Anderson County. Discount voucher program not limited to low-income families.

 

Holly's Place Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 455

Lawrenceburg KY 40342

www.hollys.org

 

BARREN

Barren River Animal Welfare Association

175 Trojan Trail

Glasgow KY 42141

(270) 651-7297

www.brawashelter.org

brawa@glasgow-ky.com

Vouchers available through the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP).

 

BELL

Friends of the Shelter

Bell County Animal Shelter

715 Hwy. 1534

Pineville KY 40977

(606) 337-6331

www.shelter-friends.org

shelter09@gmail.com

Through the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), clients pay what they can afford to alter their pets, and Friends of the Shelter will pay the rest.

 

BOURBON

Bourbon County Low Cost Spay and Neuter

262 Hutchison Rd.

Paris KY 40361

Facebook: search Bourbon County Spay/Neuter & Rescue

bourbonpetrescue@gmail.com

Covers Bourbon and surrounding counties.

 

BOYLE

Happy Paws Spay/Neuter Clinic

292 N. Stewart's Lane

Danville KY 40422

(859) 691-1137

www.homes4pets.org

dbchs@bellsouth.net

Operated by the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society; for those on public assistance or on low or fixed incomes.

 

BULLITT

HOPE for Pets

218 Red Cardinal Dr.

Mt. Washington KY 40047

(502) 955-3586

www.hopeforpets.org

KathyRice@hopeforpets.org

For dogs weighing less than 20 pounds; voucher program for those weighing more than 20 pounds.

 

CALLOWAY

Humane Society of Calloway County

607 Poplar St., Suite A-1

Murray KY 42071

(270) 759-1884

www.forthepets.org

humanesociety@murray-ky.net

The Fixed for Life program provides a 50 percent discount to low-income families in Calloway County.

 

CARROLL

Carroll County Animal Support SNIP Clinic

521 Windy Ridge

Bedford KY 40006

(502) 732-6040

www.ccasky.com

ccas2002@gmail.com

 

DAVIESS

Owensboro Humane Society

3101 W. 2nd St.

Owensboro KY 42301

(270) 302-6813

www.owensborohumane.org

info@owensborohumane.org

 

FAYETTE

Lexington Humane Society Spay's the Way

1600 Old Frankfort Pike

Lexington KY 40504

(859) 233-0044

www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org

Financial assistance based on household income; free pit bull surgeries through Love-A-Bull.

 

Woodstock Animal Foundation

715 Allendale Dr.

Lexington KY 40503

(859) 277-7729

www.woodstockanimalfoundation.org

Also operates a low-cost spay and neuter mobile program to various counties.

 

FRANKLIN

Franklin County Humane Society

1041 Kentucky Ave.

Frankfort KY 40601

(502) 875-7297

www.fchsanimals.org

contact.fchsky@gmail.com

Clinics held on Mondays at the Myrna Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic; free pit and pit mix alters for Franklin County residents.

 

HARDIN

Hardin County Pet Protection

330 West Dixie Ave.

Elizabethtown KY 42701

(270) 360-9460

www.hardincountypetprotection.org

 

HARRISON

Humane Society of Harrison County

P.O. Box 787

Cynthiana KY 41031

(859) 235-9970

www.hshc.us

jennie@hshc.us

Application online for free spay/neuter for low-income households in Harrison County.

 

HENDERSON

Pay It Forward Animal Welfare Network

Henderson KY

(270) 724-0614

www.pifanimalwelfare.com

pifanimal@yahoo.com

 

HENRY          

Henry-Trimble Animal Shelter

9213 Sulphur Rd.

Sulphur KY 40070

(502) 255-0111

Facebook: search Henry Trimble Animal Shelter

 

JEFFERSON  

Alley Cat Advocates The Big Fix

3044 Bardstown Rd., #204

Louisville KY 40205

(502) 634-8777

www.alleycatadvocates.org

Trap, neuter, return program for feral cat colonies.

 

Kentucky Humane Society S.N.I.P. Clinic

2445 Crittenden Dr.

Louisville KY 40217

(502) 636-3491

www.kyhumane.org

Clinics for pets, feral cats, and free pit bull surgery.

 

MADISON

Humane Society Animal League for Life

128-C Big Hill Ave.

Richmond KY 40475

(859) 626-5600

www.humanesocietyall.com

info@humanesocietyall.com

Includes rabies shot and core vaccines.

 

MEADE          

Pets In Need Society

P.O. Box 522

Brandenburg KY 40108

(270) 422-3838

www.petsinneedsociety.org

website1@petsinneedsociety.org

Low-cost voucher program for Meade County residents or those who have adopted an animal from the Meade County Animal Shelter.

 

MERCER

Critters Without Litters

165 Eminence Ave.

Harrodsburg KY 40330

(859) 734-0199

www.critterswithoutlitters.com

critterswithoutlitters@yahoo.com

For those in financial need or on assistance such as Social Security, fixed incomes, disability, food stamps, and Medicare; call for qualification requirements.

 

NELSON

Humane Society of Nelson County and Nelson County Animal Shelter

2391 New Haven Rd.

Bardstown KY 40004

(502) 349-2082

www.humanesocietyofnelsoncounty.wordpress.com

humane-societync@att.net

Low-cost cat spay/neuter for anyone; no qualifications required. Low-cost spay/neuter program for dogs for those who qualify as low-income; call for information.

 

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

United Coalition for Animals

Northern Kentucky Friends of the Shelter

P.O. Box 93

Union KY 41091

(513) 721-7387

www.friendsoftheshelterky.com

Includes Boone, Pendleton, Campbell, Grant, Kenton, and Gallatin counties in Kentucky, as well as Greater Cincinnati and southeast Indiana.

 

OLDHAM      

Humane Society of Oldham County

2417 S. Hwy. 53

P.O. Box 727

LaGrange KY 40031

(502) 222-7537

www.humanesocietyoldhamcounty.com

You do not have to be a resident of Oldham County; Feral Fix Program also available for feral cat colonies.

 

PULASKI

Pulaski County Humane Society

P.O. Box 448

Somerset KY 42502

(606) 451-2367

www.bhumane.org

conniebelle53@bhumane.org

 

SCOTT

Scott County Humane Society

751 Slone Dr., Suite 3

Georgetown KY 40324

(502) 863-3279

www.sc4paws.org

Must be a resident of Scott County and on a form of government assistance. Also offers the Fixed and Tipped program for cats, and free or low-cost altering of pit bulls through the Fix-a-Bull Fund.

 

SHELBY

Shelby County Humane Society

400 Hudson Blvd.

Shelbyville KY 40065

(502) 633-4033

www.shelbycohumanesociety.com

shelbysociety@hotmail.com

Low-cost spay/neuter clinic for anyone. Additional cost adjustments may be available for Shelby County residents with proof that they receive financial assistance.

 

East Shelbyville Animal Clinic

731 Mt. Eden Rd.

Shelbyville KY 40065

(502) 633-2061

www.eastshelbyvilleanimalclinic.com

esacshelbyville@gmail.com

Offers a 25 percent discount twice a month on spay/neuters.

 

Tyson's Chance Animal Foundation

353 Kentucky St.

Shelbyville KY 40065

www.tysonschance.com

tysonschance@gmail.com

Offers the Prevent-a-Bull program for Shelby County residents for free spay/neuter of pit bulls and pit bull types.

 

Operation CatSnip

18 Village Plaza #156

Shelbyville KY 40065

(502) 220-0271

www.operationcatsnipky.org

ocki@twc.com

Spay/neuters through the Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage program for feral cat colonies. For residents of Shelby County unless you are willing to trap, transport, and donate financially.

 

SIMPSON

The Fix Foundation

2132 Kenneth Utley Dr.

Franklin KY 42134

(270) 586-6600

www.thefixfoundation.org

 

WARREN

Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society

1924 Louisville Rd.

Bowling Green KY 42101

(270) 745-8646

www.bgshelterpets.com

kelleebays@gmail.com

Offers the Prevent-a-Litter program. Can make price adjustments for spay & neuter with proof of income.

 

WOODFORD

HOPE Spay Neuter Clinic

378 Crossfield Dr.

Versailles KY 40383

(859) 873-4673

www.hopespayneuter.org

hopespayneuterclinic@gmail.com

Spay/neuter services for feral cats in central Kentucky, as well as the For Pitties' Sake pit bull spay/neuter program.