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Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) is Indiana's statewide leader in animal welfare. SNSI works directly with 275 rescue groups and shelters to help them serve as many animals as possible. SNSI also offers $20 surgeries to limited-income Hoosier pet owners and caretakers. Together, we are ending the suffering, homelessness and euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets. Spay/neuter addresses the root cause of overpopulation, and our strategic programs yield permanent results. Spay/neuter programs are incredibly cost effective compared to sheltering animals. Join us on as we continue our journey on the proven path to success for Indiana’s dogs and cats.

Results: SNSI has facilitated more than 140,000 surgeries across Indiana. Our free and low-cost surgeries prevent unwanted litters, and lower both shelter intake and euthanasia numbers. Indiana is beginning to see signs of success, with shelters reporting zero kill (90% live release rate) in Brown, Dubois, Fulton, Hamilton and Tippecanoe Counties, along with the Muncie Animal Shelter. Other shelters are increasing their live release rates and are working toward zero kill. Shelters and rescue groups are clamoring for more of our free spay/neuter certificates, which are funded by the proceeds of the Pet Friendly specialty license plate, grants, bequests and donations from animal lovers.

Target demographics: Indiana's cats and dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 14,000 animals and 275 non-profit animal welfare organizations

Geographic areas served: Indiana

Programs: free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, strategic leadership and support.

Community Stories

70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Courtney E.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I volunteer with the Martin County Humane Society in Loogootee, Indiana. SNSI is such a vital service to animal rescues and shelters. We could not control the pet overpopulation without them. They provide vouchers to us every year that we use for shelter animals, feral cats and for the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for the Morgan County Humane Society Community Cat Program. SNSI has been integral part of keeping out TNR program going by supplying much needed Spay/neuter certificates. The conference that was arranged last year by SNSI was well organized and informative. So glad this great organization exists in our state!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc. is so grateful to SNSI. Because of them, we are finally able to start a community cat program in our area. Their guidance and support, including their fabulous conference this year, helped us on our way to this new lifesaving program!

Board Member

Rating: 5

This non profit has been a HUGE blessing and help to our rescue in continuing the mission of spaying and neutering to cut down on the over pet population and end the needless euthanasia of healthy adoptable animals. We appreciate their hard work and can't say enough great things about how easy they are to work with.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has been a life-saver--LITERALLY! They are ensuring that the residents in the state of Indiana have access to affordable spay or neuter. Many pet owners are reluctant to spay or neuter their pets due to cost. Research has shown that a majority of pet owners are willing to get their pet spayed or neutered if the cost was not prohibitive. Well, that's the wonderful service that SNSI provides. They help make it affordable for everyone. We are SO THANKFUL FOR THIS ORGANIZATION!

Kris F.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

If not for SNSI helping to fix so many shelter cats & dogs, I'm not sure where Newton County Animal shelter would be. We also received help with the Community Cats program. Last year in June alone we sent 58 stray cats & kittens to rescues. This year in June we only sent 17. This is made possible by spaying & neutering. Thank you for all the hard work you guys do.

Beth187

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are a small rescue that focuses on felines. Without the help of Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana we would not be able to help as many as we do. So many shelters are much larger and have been offering adoptions free that we cannot compete. With our adoption/donation fee we use to spay/neuter the next in line. SNSI has been a godsend.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

SNSI is a great assistance to Indiana residents for helping curb the pet unwanted stats. Rescue Me R.C.H.S. has referred many people that want to be responsible pet owners, who just can't afford the cost of spay/neuter. As a small rescue, we struggle with the cost ourselves and SNSI program is a godsend to East Central Indiana. Great people.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SNSI has been wonderful in helping us at The Animal Protection League, Inc in Anderson, IN
We are an open intake shelter for the city limits of Anderson and the help they provide is so appreciated.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As Treasurer of the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc. (ARPO), I am particularly grateful for the assistance of SNSI. We serve homeless pets in the Indianapolis area. Spay/neuter certificates are crucial to the work we do and to helping keep our medical costs down. Thank you SNSI for the great work that you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the only TNR group in St. Joseph County, Meow Mission typically has a two-month waiting list for help. Since we're a relatively small group, the amount of financial assistance we can give a colony caretaker is limited. Often, those caretakers without the ability to help pay for any of their colony neutering cost go to the bottom of our waiting list.

This summer, a very nice elderly lady contacted us for help. She said she can't afford to fix her cats but also can't afford to keep feeding them. She was completely overwhelmed and didn't know what to do. Three years ago, she started with three cats. All were pregnant. Flash forward and she now had 23 cats plus a 6 week old litter, a 3 week old litter, and a 2 day old litter. As if that's not bad enough, 3/4 of the adults were female!

Her husband works but they don't have any extra $ for spay/neuter. A colony of this size would be over $1,000 just in spay/neuter/vaccines. She said she could try to send us a little each month, but that wouldn't even put a dent in the cost.

Thanks to the help from SNSI, we were able to trap/neuter/return ALL of this colony. All of us at Meow Mission are so grateful for the help we've received from SNSI in spaying and neutering our community cats.

Board Member

Rating: 4

We are very grateful for Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana. They work very hard to ensure that rescues can continue and expand their missions. We have been able to spay/neuter/vaccinate hundreds of free-roaming cats that we would not been able to without their help. Not only do they help with S/N, but also indirectly by allowing us to funnel other public donations to help with much needed medical care for the felines we encounter. This is little Ollie. When he was about 8 weeks old, he had such a bad eye infection, we were worried that it would burst before we could get him to a vet. Ollie's surgery went well and he is now thriving! Thanks to SNSI helping us with S/N funding, we are able to reach out and help free-roaming cats with other severe issues such as Ollie had. Thank you SNSI! Chris Bralick- President, Elkhart County Feral Cat Coalition, Inc.

Lee R.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a veterinarian that works at a non-profit spay/neuter clinic, and I am also an advisor for the local campus Trap-Neuter-Return program, DePauw Campus Cat Allies. SNSI has provided invaluable support through spay/neuter certificates that have allowed us to fix campus cats. In addition, the spay/neuter certificates have allowed me to reach out to other cat caretakers in the community and offer spay/neuter assistance to people who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Pictures of a few of the many cats we have helped. Thank you SNSI!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a president of a cat rescue in Indianapolis, I cannot say enough great things about SNSI. Without their assistance, we would have far more debt in our veterinary budget. The annual spay/neuter certificates that we receive are like GOLD. Thanks to grants, they have also been able to send us more than our standard annual allotment, which helps us stop more cats from breeding. The town we service used to have many, many litters of feral kittens each year. Now we only get a couple calls a year. Thank you SNSI for helping us!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a young and tiny non-profit, we've reaped the benefits of SNSI's hard work. Because of their grant certificate program we were able to extend our funds to make sure that all medical care costs were covered for a senior dog with pyometra needing emergency surgery. SNSI is an exceptional organization and Indiana shelters, rescues, and cat/dog lovers are fortunate it exists.

Tina Marie Craft M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana. We can't say enough about them. We take in so many owner surrender or shelter hounds that have not been fixed yet. They have helped so much in their service to help non profits. Keep donating to them to make a HUGE difference in the lives of pets. Keep up the good work SNSI

Tammy94

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great place. They are helping stop the over population of animals. We are a 501 c 3 non-profit they helped us with a guy that was a hoarder of cats and kittens. With out the help we won't have been able to get the cats and kittens fixed and in forever homes. Can't thank them enough for the help

Jennifer Brazzell G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SNSI offers a tremendous service to people who may not be able to afford spay and neuter services for their pets. More and more people are becoming aware of pet overpopulation, the number of pets killed in shelters every year, and the medical benefits of spay or neuter. SNSI plays a big role in actively seeking to educate people and end the needless killing of unwanted pets.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For many years SNSI made it possible for Rescue Farm to rescue over 8,000 dogs and cats from over-crowded shelters. When funds were low, they assured us not to stop pulling because they would be able to pay the surgery fee so we could focus on caring, rehab, training, feeding, and adoption events to make sure every animal got a second chance.

Thank you SNSI for being a part of something so amazing and believing in us. Our little rescue in little Poland Indiana could not have done it without your generosity!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a shelter director, I can’t say enough good things about SNSI and what an asset they are to the welfare of animals across the state. Spaying/neutering really tackles the root of most problems surrounding animal welfare. Not only do they help community members get their pets fixed affordably, they also support shelters with vouchers to get those cats/dogs fixed prior to adoption. THIS is the state-wide program to support!!

Cindy J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

SNSI is the best. I own Kitty Castaways Cat Rescue here in Indianapolis, IN. Everyone I've talked to has always been courteous and very professional. They explained how to apply for spay/neuter certificates that helped us out so very much. We are not a large rescue and most medical needs come out of my pocket. I have asked for pamphlets, literature and advertising items to promote SNSI because it is a great cause with great people. Thank you all for doing such a great job for the animals. ❤️