An important part of ARPO’s mission is to help reduce the population of unwanted cats and dogs through adoption, spay/neuter and educational programs.
Anyone who can afford to provide decent care for the life of a pet (10 to 15 years) can also afford a spay or neuter operation. The cost of the spay or neuter surgery is a one-time expense good for the life of the animal.
The surgery not only prevents unwanted births and discourages straying and fighting, but it prevents many, many health problems.
There are several local resources which can help anyone wishing to keep their pet, but finding it financially difficult to do so.
- FACE Clinic: The Foundation Against Companion Animal Euthanasia is a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats and also provides low cost wellness & vaccine care.
- Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic of Indiana: A low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinic for dogs and cats with locations in Noblesville, Brownsburg, and Lafayette. The clinic also operates a Spay/Neuter Transport Program to reach underserved counties in Indiana.
- Indy Humane: IndyHumane operates two low cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in Indianapolis, downtown and North Indy. Preventative medicines are offered by prescription at a reduced price. Microchipping is offered for $15.
- North Central Indiana Spay and Neuter Clinic: A non-profit reduced fee spay/neuter program near Lafayette, IN for cats and dogs.
- Spay/Neuter Services of Indiana: Providing solutions to the pet overpopulation problem in and around Indianapolis through various cat and dog spay/neuter programs throughout the year. SNSI also operates a Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) for income-qualified pet owners.
- PetsAlive: Pet Alive Spay/Neuter Clinic services the Bloomington, IN and surrounding 15 counties by providing , the low-cost cat and dog spay/neuter as well as a wellness and vaccine clinic.
ANIMAL ORDINANCES: Indianapolis and Marion County – Chapter 531 Animals