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Pet Homelessness Prevention

We are preventing shelter overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia through targeted spay/neuter programs serving income-qualified families.

LIVES SAVED:   Approximately 2.4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters across the United States every year due to lack of space – 60,000 in Washington alone.  Although these shelters do their best to find loving and safe homes for these animals, adoptions are often not able to keep pace with the problem.  So a key component to  solving the dog and cat over-population issue is spay and neuter.  Effective spay/neuter  programs can literally saves millions of lives through prevention.

To date, we have performed over 50,000  spay/neuters, helping to lower the number of dogs and cats entering shelters.

TARGETED SERVICES:  Pasado’s Safe Haven targets spay/neuter services where the need is greatest; our program is focused on providing free and reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries to income qualified populations who otherwise wouldn’t have access to this service.

We currently operate three spay/neuter clinics serving Pierce, King and Snohomish Counties.  Our Pierce and King County clinics operate out of mobile units that are able to travel to rural and economically depressed communities, making it as convenient as possible for people to spay/neuter their pets.  In addition, our Snohomish County transport program targets the area along the Highway 2 corridor between Monroe and Index where resources are lacking.

COORDINATION:  We also operate an innovative Pet Food Bank program in coordination with our Spay/Neuter program.  We collect donated food and work with local human food banks to distribute the food to the families who are in the most need.  In order to participate in the program, families must agree to spay/neuter their pets. This helps keeps pets in homes while also reducing overpopulation.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Click the following links to view and/or print additional resources that can help you with your own pets or feral cats in your area.

QUESTIONS: Have more questions about our Pet Homelessness Prevention programs? Call (360) 722-0937

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