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Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana

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Nonprofit Overview

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 300 rescue groups and shelters to help them serve as many animals as possible. SNSI also offers $25 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 165,000 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: 15,000 animals and 300 non-profit animal welfare organizations

Geographic areas served: Indiana

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

Community Stories

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Lisa393

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Unbelievably priceless service offered to Indiana residents.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have assisted many low/lower income pet owners apply for a voucher to get their pet fixed. This is an amazing organization that has enabled so many pet owners to be able to afford their pets spay/neuter surgery.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Huge asset to the community. Well ran organization

1 Tara61

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! They have helped many, many pets in our area get spayed and neutered!

Lyla S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This fantastic nonprofit helped fix three cats in need in my neighborhood, including one feral, one stray who was abandoned, and one whose owner couldn't afford to do so. Such a relief to know that those kitties won't be adding to pet overpopulation. I have met the wonderfully caring staff and can't say enough good things about them and SNSI's programs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me spay my female dog for the low price of $20. The process was super easy, all that I had to do was apply for a certificate and then show that certificate to my local animal birth control clinic. If it wasn't for them, I would not have been able to have my dog spayed due to the price. Thanks for everything that you guys do! :)

Tracy108

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Organization is very thankful to SNSI. Thanks to them we can offer our clients free Spay/Neuter while we are fostering their pets.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We cannot express to strongly what an amazing organization SNSI is. We first contacted them in the early spring of 2015 regarding their Community Cat Program. Our organization is a small, 501(c)3 with a focus on the spay/neuter of feral/stray cats in our community. Being newly founded in 2014, our financial resources to pay for the altering of the 1,000's of cats in our town and surrounding area was very small. To become more known in the area and to make any immediate impact, we needed to be able to alter many more cats than we could afford to do alone.

Our experience then, and every experience since, has been supportive, encouraging, user-friendly, professional and more helpful than we could ever hope for. The staff are amazing, and the programs they offer save so many lives!

Since that first contact, SNSI has been responsible for the spay/neuter of 100 of the stray/feral cats we have trapped! 100 lives irrevocably changed for the better, and through those 100, 1000's more will not be born to contribute to overpopulation and homelessness. 1000's will not die, alone and unseen on our streets and in our shelters.

By supporting SNSI through donations and their licence plate program, lives are being saved and improved!

Attached photos are of cats that have been spayed/neutered through Jamie's Legacy with the support of the SNSI programs.

Joan Gardave, President/Founder with Jamie's Legacy, Inc., Huntington, IN

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SNSI has helped our group spay and neuter many of the community cats we care for in over 50 of our managed colonies. Support them and their work by getting a "Pet Friendly" license plate and attending the "Hair Ball" in October. They are making a big difference in reducing pet overpopulation!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has been a God Send to our non-profit corporation by providing vouchers to low income, disabled, seniors,etc. that need assistance in getting their animals neutered/spayed and vaccinated to benefit the animals and caretakers by lowering the birth rate that was causing the inbreeding, diseases,over population of colonies causing stress upon both.
This agency has been able to assist us in many emergency situations when we ran out of funds by providing us with vouchers.
I find them to be compassionate and very important in educating the public when dealing with owners of feline & canine pets/strays/community animals.
Bonnie Lange
Founder & President of Catsnip Etc. ( Non-profit corporation)

1 rj51

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animal welfare gets quite a boost with spay and neuter for pets in Indiana.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana has went beyond my deepest dreams. With the help of SNSI I have been able to spay and neuter many more cats then I would if I did it on my own. SNSI has helped me and my rescue TLC Pals 4 Paaws prevent many unwanted litters. I am forever grateful for this wonderful program! I can not say Thank you enough

1 Teresa88

Client Served

Rating: 5

They do a great job in helping people afford costly spay/neuter surgeries!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in a Mobile Home park. There are so many cats running around. People feed them but don't spay / neuter them because of the cost. Spay/Neuter of Indiana sure was a big help. I would not have been able to take care of this without their help.

Comments ( 1 )

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Cheri Storms 01/30/2017

Hi ejd1563! We are so happy to learn how you were able to help so many cats. We have a quick question for you if you might possibly e-mail our SNSI marketing person at: julielrhodesconsulting@gmail.com Thanks so very much for your help!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had several cats. The cats were causing me trouble - the good folks at Spay/Neuter Svs of IN did not cause me any trouble. Made my work so much easier!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SNSI has helped us to spay and neuter hundreds of local pets in the Orange County area. Without their services we would not be able to do this. Spay and neuter surgery costs are outrageous. The vouchers allow us to get $20 surgeries and often free ones if budgets allow. I speak with Leslie Kaplan regularly there and she is so kind and has the best interest of the animals at heart. If I have questions she is quick to reply. I love that we have such a dedicated group working with Springs Valley Pet Services. We are learning so much from everyone at SNSI. Thank you so much, Jennifer Hill.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have worked with Spay & Neuter Services of Indiana for over a year. They are such a wonderful organization and Cheri puts all of her heart & soul into everything she does! They are always working so hard to make every Indiana shelter become a no kill shelter and with Cheri's drive and expertise, I know she will make that dream a reality!

We (Tom Wood Subaru) have partnered with SNSI on many events and love to help with their organization in any way we can!

Shannon Cook
Operations Support Specialist
Sustainability Manager
Tom Wood Subaru



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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SNSI is one of those groups that actually funds an effort which so many support in spirit but when it comes to dollars and cents, animal concerns fall to the bottom of their lists. Online virtual hugs and pats on the back are great for the recipients' egos but in the end money is what gets things accomplished. As with all animal-related non-profits, they have to squeeze every penny for all that it is worth and SNSI is doing an admirable job of that.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about this organization. I am a firm believer in spay/neuter and encourage others to be responsible pet owners as well. I have seen many, many families benefit from this program, who otherwise could not afford a full price surgery. The benefits of this program extend beyond helping pets and their families, but communities benefit as well. Pet overpopulation is a problem we CAN do something about. The application process is simple, and vouchers are received in a timely manner. I display my pet friendly license plates proudly!

3 Sharon181

Client Served

Rating: 5

SNSI has helped tens of thousands of Hoosiers spay and neuter their pets, which has helped significantly reduce the animal overpopulation in Indiana. They work at the legislative level to pass laws that promote spay and neuter. I volunteer for North Central Indiana Spay and Neuter in Battle Ground, Indiana. We work on a daily basis with SNSI--these folks will go above and beyond to help those in need. I am proud of our association with Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana. With a tiny staff, they have made a HUGE impact in Indiana. I can't thank them enough and I highly recommend them.