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Found a wonderful partner in H.O.P.E. for Animals

HOPE FOR Animals booth - 2016  norther Ind pet expoLast weekend, at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo, NOOTERS Club® partnered with H.O.P.E. for Animals spay and neuter clinic of Fort Wayne, IN. Our goal:  Encourage more people to get their pets spayed and neutered.

H.O.P.E for Animals offered special incentives on pre-paid spay and neuter services while NOOTERS Club® gave free t-shirts to the first 10 pet owners taking advantage of the offer.  NOOTERS Club® also donated $2 from each tank top, t-shirt and nightshirt sold to H.O.P.E. for Animals.

Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator for H.O.P.E. for Animals, Tyna Reiter, worked with NOOTERS Club® on the promotion.  Tyna and her team were phenomenal and made everything so easy.

NC booth - 2016 - northern indy pet expoWe have never been asked so many times if we needed help – setting up and putting everything away at the end.  Thank you, Tyna and everyone at the H.O.P.E. for Animals booth!

We hope to work with H.O.P.E. again in the future!

In the meantime, we are always looking for spay neuter clinics interested in partnering with NOOTERS Club®.  If your group is interested in events to raise money or awareness for pet spay and neuter, please contact Lindaw@nootersclub.org.

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Had a great time at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo

allen county war memorial coliseumThis  was our first time at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo, presented by the Allen County SPCA.

What stands out most about our visit?  How NICE everyone is in Fort Wayne!  Not sure if it’s the healthy country air or beautiful blue skies.

But we have never felt so welcome – at the Expo – and in Fort Wayne in general.

  • In traffic – people actually let you go first!
  • At the lovely Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – where the parking lot attendants are happy to see you!
  • At the fabulous CASA restaurant across Parnell Street  from the Coliseum – best food and service ever!  (To anyone going to Fort Wayne – I highly recommend!)
  • At shopping centers – where strangers  actually say hello!
  • At the local Tuesday Morning where we went for gifts to take home – they called Michigan stores for us!
  • And, of course, at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo — where fellow pet lovers stopped at our booth to just say hello or to go home with some of our whimsical NOOTERS Club® apparel!

What is so special about the people of Fort Wayne?  Jessica Henry of the Allen County SPCA said it’s good old fashioned “Hoosier Hospitality.”

All I know is that I went home with a smile on my face and feeling like I had just spent a weekend surrounded by good friends.

I simply can’t wait to go back!

Get a FREE NOOTERS Club® dog or cat window decal at Northern Indiana Pet Expo June 18-19, 2016

Buy a spay or neuter certificate for your pet – at $5 off the regular price – and NOOTERS Club® will give you a FREE DOG or CAT cling-on window decal.  These decals are perfect for your vehicle’s windshield or side window – or for windows at home. They  proudly state, “My Pet’s a Member of the NOOTERS Club.”

 

The certificates will be available from H.O.P.E for Animals at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo June 18-19, 2016 in Fort Wayne.  To get your FREE NOOTERS Club® window decal, all you have to do is visit the NOOTERS Club® booth at the Expo and show us your receipt.

H.O.P.E. for Animals is northeast Indiana’s only high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter clinic.  Regular prices for spay/neuter range from $35 to $85 based on pet species, age and size of your pet.  For information, go to www.hope-for-animals.org

Save $5 on pet spay/neuter at Northern Indiana Pet Expo June 18-19, 2016

If you live in Indiana – and are looking for reasonably-priced spay or neuter for your dog or cat — come to the Northern Indiana Pet Expo!

H.O.P.E. for Animals, northeast Indiana’s only high-volume, low-cost spay /neuter and wellness clinic, will be selling spay/neuter certificates at a price $5 off their regular price.  So whether you have a dog or cat – male or female – you will save $5 when you pre-pay for your pet’s spay or neuter at the Expo.  (Regular prices for spay/neuter range from $35 to $85 based on pet species, age and size of your pet.)

H.O.P.E. for Animals of Fort Wayne is a nonprofit organization offering safe, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs regardless of the owner’s income or geographic location.  The organization also offers low-cost preventative care through its on-site wellness clinic.  For information, go to www.hope-for-animals.org

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Buy a NOOTERS Club® shirt at Northern Indian Pet Expo June 18-19 – and help H.O.P.E for Animals

When you buy a shirt from NOOTERS Club® – during the Northern Indiana Pet Expo June 18-19, 2016 – in Fort Wayne – you are helping H.O.P.E. for Animals help more pets.

For every t-shirt, tank top and nightshirt sold at the Expo, $2 will go to H.O.P.E. for Animals.  Choose from a variety of colors and CAT, DOG and RABBIT designs.  The organization will also be selling pet spay and neuter certificates for $5 off the regular price.

H.O.P.E. for Animals of Fort Wayne is a nonprofit organization offering safe, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs regardless of the owner’s income or geographic location.  The organization also offers low-cost preventative care through its on-site wellness clinic.  For information, go to www.hope-for-animals.org

So get your NOOTERS® on and help a pet at H.O.P.E for Animals.

Get a FREE NOOTERS Club® t-shirt at Northern Indiana Pet Expo June 18-19, 2016

T-shirt - Dog PM orange brownWhen you purchase a spay or neuter certificate for your pet – at $5 off the regular price – we’ll give you the shirt off our back.

The FIRST 10 pet owners buying a spay neuter certificate from H.O.P.E for Animals at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo June 18-19, 2016 in Fort Wayne will get a FREE NOOTERS Club® t-shirt.  All you have to do is visit the NOOTERS Club® booth at the Expo, show us your receipt and the shirt is yours!

H.O.P.E. for Animals is northeast Indiana’s only high-volume, low-cost spay / neuter and wellness clinic.  Regular prices for spay/neuter range from $35 to $85 based on pet species, age and size of your pet.  For information, go to www.hope-for-animals.org.

5 questions to ask about pet safety at a spay neuter clinic

Magnet - Prevent LitteringWe get asked a lot about low-cost spay and services.  One of the most frequent questions we get has to do with the level of care a pet will get at a low-cost clinic.

Keep in mind that many low-cost clinics are nonprofit organizations and therefore, they are getting grants and donations that help them offset their costs. This is a good thing since it means that they are NOT cutting corners when it comes to your pet’s care – they are just bringing in other forms of “revenue” to supplement their lower service fees.

Still, you want to make sure that the clinic you choose is going to provide your pet with the best care possible. Questions to ask:

  1. Who is doing the surgery?

Find out the name of the veterinarian and number of years of experience he/she has. You might also ask how long the vet has been working at the clinic.

  1. Will your pet be given pain medication before and after the procedure?

There is no reason for your pet to be in pain. Ask about clinic protocols when it comes to giving pain meds.

  1. What protocols are in place for monitoring your pet during the procedure? Monitoring your pet’s vital signs – like heart rate and blood pressure — during the surgery is done to signal any distress while under anesthesia.  Make sure that your pet will be monitored during the procedure.
  1. What does the clinic do to identify any pre-existing conditions that could make surgery risky? Pre-existing conditions such as a heart condition — can cause complications – and even death – during surgery.  Ask the clinic how they identify any pre-existing conditions or health issues that your pet may have.  In many cases, it’s a good idea to have blood work done as well as an echocardiogram before any type of surgery.  Low-cost clinics do not typically offer either of these – so you may want to ask to see if they recommend that your pet be checked first by your regular vet.  Your pet’s age will also be a big factor.
  1. Who should I call if there is a problem after the surgery? Does the clinic provide you with emergency contact information in case there is a problem following the surgery? Can you bring your pet back –and what should you do after regular hours?

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