The Humane Society of Johnson County strongly urges the public to spay or neuter their pets to help control the pet population. As it is now, hundreds of stray and surrendered animals are euthanized every year because there are simply not enough willing homes to take them all in. By spaying or neutering your pet, you are doing your part to decrease the euthanasia rate.
The Humane Society of Johnson County is partnering with Pets Alive in Bloomington to offer low cost spay/neuter services for Johnson County.
|When:||1st Thursday of each month|
|Who:||Limited to the first 60 applicants|
|Where:||Animals will be dropped off at the HSJC Pet Center, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN and transported to Bloomington for surgery. The animals will then return to HSJC the following day for pick-up.|
|Pre-Registration Required:||1 week in advance|
|Registration:||*For each animal we require:These forms should be returned to:
Humane Society of Johnson County
|Drop-Off:||1st Thursday at 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. at the HSJC Pet Center|
|Pick-Up:||Next day at 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.up. at the HSJC Pet Center|
*Once the Admission and Patient Information forms are returned to HSJC, the dog or cat may be scheduled for the first available spot.
Animals are dropped off between 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. at the HSJC Pet Center the day of surgery and then picked up the following day between 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. at HSJC Pet Center.
Animals cannot be brought to HSJC Pet Center prior to 7:00 a.m. All animals must be picked up the following day after surgery by 12:30 p.m.
|Feral cats||$33||includes the rabies vaccine and ear tip;
must be in feral trap
All dogs and cats (excluding feral cats) must have proof of their rabies vaccine.
If the animal does not have proof of their rabies vaccine, an additional $12 for rabies ($15 for 3 year rabies) will be required.
All payments** are due at the time the animal is scheduled.
**Additional fees may apply If additional medications or treatment is needed (e.g., additional pain medication, e-collar, hernia repair, etc.). You will be notified and these fees will be collected at the time the animal is picked up.
The Humane Society of Johnson County also offers
a Spay / Neuter discount certificate to Johnson County residents.
Spay / Neuter Certificate for listed Veterinarians
Not convinced that spaying/neutering is the right decision for your animal?
Isn’t it wrong to deprive an animal of the natural right to reproduce?
No, it’s wrong to allow these animals to reproduce an estimated 17 million dogs and 30 million cats every year. Since there are not enough responsible homes available, many of these animals have to be euthanized.
If I find homes for my pets’ litters then I’m not contributing to the problem, am I?
Yes, you are. Only a certain number of people want pets. So every home you found for your pet’s offspring took a home away from a loving animal already at a shelter.
Shouldn’t every female pet have at least one litter before being spayed?
No. In fact, your pet will likely be healthier if she never goes into heat. Nor will her personality improve with motherhood. She is just as likely to become less social and more aggressive after having a litter as she is to become calmer and gentler.
Shouldn’t children experience the miracle of birth?
A more important lesson to teach your child would be that of compassion and concern for life itself by explaining why his or her pet should not have babies.
Doesn’t neutering alter an animal’s personality?
Personality changes that may result from neutering are for the better. Not being distracted by the instinctual need to find a mate helps stop roaming or embarrassing “mounts” of furniture and legs. It is likely that they will be calmer, though not less protective of their territory. Plus, being neutered is actually a healthier decision because neutered animals are less likely to develop prostate problems and testicular tumors.
Only females add to the overpopulation problem, right?
No, a male can father far more offspring in his lifetime than a female can mother.
Won’t animal shelters take care of the surplus animals?
The number of unwanted animals far exceeds the number of available homes. This leaves many loving and healthy animals in our community who must be euthanized as the only humane solution to this tragic dilemma. Only spaying and neutering will end the overpopulation problem.