Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.
  
We are very lucky here in West Michigan to have two great resources for spay and neutering.  Please see the links below for more information.  Both organizations have programs and also work in tandem with each other to assist the West Michigan communities in the spaying and neutering of all animals.
  
 

Located at 6130 Airline Road in Fruitport, WMSNC is a high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter clinic in a nonprofit setting. Anyone can take advantage of the clinic.   WMSNC’s pricing includes natural recovery in the surgical suite under constant supervision and two injections before the pet awakens. One shot is an anti-inflammatory medication to promote healing, and the other injection is a type of veterinary morphine for pain management. Aftercare instructions are given verbally to each client and the clinic provides a free aftercare service if there are concerns or complications. West Michigan Spay and Neuter Clinic is managed by local directors, and is in a medical partnership with C-SNIP of Grand Rapids. C-SNIP provides WMSNC with excellent veterinarians, licensed veterinary techs, and veterinary assistants. Call (231) 366-7067 for an appointment or more information. Pricing follows:

Dogs Male or Female $75, Cats Male $45, Cats Female $55 and optional services are offered as well, a rabies shot for $10 or Microchipping for $15.

 

C-Snip

C-SNIP of Grand Rapids is located just outside of Grand Rapids, at 1675 Viewpond S.E. in Kentwood. Their services are very similar to those provided by West Michigan Spay and Neuter Clinic. However, C-SNIP can do twice the number of surgeries that WMSNC, and they are open Mondays through Thursdays. Their prices are the same or a little less than West Michigan Spay and Neuter. For more information call 616-455-8220.

 

There are also many veterinarians in the state of Michigan that provide general veterinary services as well as low cost spay and neutering options, however, not all are created equal.  The Lakeshore Pet Alliance recommends that all pet owners do their homework on the veterinarian that they are considering for their pets. Below are a couple of links that can assist you in making sure that the veterinarian you choose, is the right one for you and your pet.  There is also a link to a form to file a complaint with the State of Michigan. 

State of Michigan Veterinarian Resources

LARA

Verify a License (web)

File a Complaint (pdf)

For help, email our LPA rep. Diane Schindlbeck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The HSUS Pet Overpopulation Page/ has links to all the stats, facts and figures, World Spay Day, thePets for Life Program, plus info on where you can find low-cost spay/neuter.