The Peninsula Spay/Neuter Fund (PSNF) is dedicated to ending the needless euthanasia of homeless animals by encouraging owners to spay or neuter their pets. Through education, increasing awareness of the problem on the Kenai Peninsula, and providing financial assistance to those who cannot afford to spay/neuter their dog/cat on their own, we are reducing the number of euthanized, homeless, neglected and abandoned dogs and cats. We are a 100% volunteer organization.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Your donation through pick-click-give goes to help with the cost to spay or neuter a dog or cat. Each litter prevented is one less litter that can go on to produce even more.
The Peninsula Spay/Neuter Fund provides financial assistance to pet owners in the form of a coupon, worth up to 50% of the cost of surgery at a veterinary clinic in the Kenai/Soldotna area. Coupon values are based on the cost to spay or neuter a 6 month old cat or a 6 month old medium size dog. The Fund seeks to encourage early spay/neuter to prevent "accidental" litters and to get to the root of the problem - uncontrolled breeding. Every dollar donated goes to help spay or neuter a dog or cat, giving animals already here a better chance at finding a home.
Our program creates a relationship between a veterinarian and the owner. The owner contacts the veterinary clinic to find out the cost to spay or neuter their pet, makes the appointment and pays their portion, at least 50% of the cost, at the time of their appointment.
“Its all in the numbers……….
Since our first coupon was issued in February, 2012 we have assisted with over 1,979 spays/neuters.
In 6 years, one female dog and her young can produce 67,000 puppies! In 7 years, one female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats! Neutering males is just as important. In one month a male dog can easily impregnate 15 females, resulting in as many as 90 puppies! Male cats even more! Just think how many more animals would be without homes if each one of the over 1,979 dogs and cats spayed or neutered due to the help of the Peninsula Spay/Neuter Fund had, or was responsible for, just one litter. Our program is working and saving lives.
In the last year we have "partnered" with one of our local shelters making sure no animal is adopted without first being spayed or neutered, and with two local rescue groups, assisting with their costs to spay or neutered animals that have come into their care.
In the past our funds have come from individual donations, bake sales, garage sales, craft booths, raffles, special events and grants. We hope to someday bring our message to schools, working alongside our local shelters to educate how to be safe around animals, explain why shelters exist and how we can all help minimize the need for Shelters.
If you would like more information please visit our website at peninsulaspayneuterfund.org.