My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bend Spay and Neuter Project, Bend, OR, USA
Why does the Bend Spay and Neuter project leaves paw prints on my heart?
When I was younger we had a female kitten named Miss Hiss. She was a beautiful long hair calico that my daughter and I got from a kid giving them away in front of a grocery store. The little boy was most sincere in his sadness that if he couldn't give the kittens away on that day that his Dad would be taking them to the 'pound'. My daughter and I were compelled to give the little kitten a good home. As she got older I knew we had to get her spayed or we too might have to find homes for baby kittens and there were SO many in need of homes at the Humane Society already. Getting her spayed was the right thing to do but we didn't have the money to pay the vet. I heard about this new organization, The Bend Spay & Neuter Project, that provided free spay and neuter to those who were low income and that they didn't make you fill out any humiliating paper work or financial forms. If you brought in your pet they would help. It was a great way to both get the kitten spayed and teach my daughter the importance of getting it done before the first litter of kittens came along. Since then we have had several pets that have received services there including vaccines. We have watched the clinic grow over the years and are so impressed with their success. They have provided almost 45,000 spay and neuter surgeries since they opened. Whenever me or my daughter hear someone say they can't afford to get their animal 'fixed' we always tell them to go the clinic, it's the most affordable place in Central Oregon to go. We can't imagine what it would be like without them in our community. They even have a pet food bank so no dog or cat goes hungry. We help them as much as we can by talking about them and their services, donating cash, and putting their promotional materials in our local donut shop. We love the Bend Spay and Neuter Project and encourage you to give to them too by going to http://www.bendsnip.org because kittens don't belong in a box in front of the grocery store.