You have probably seen the NOOTERS Club® wide-eyed cat, dog and rabbit promoting pet spay and neuter on one of our t-shirts, nightshirts, tanks or other apparel and gift items. Pet lovers can buy these items on our website at www.nootersclub.org or at pet expos that we set up at each year around the Midwest.
But if you are part of a rescue group, you may not be aware of the ways in which NOOTERS Club® is working with rescues to help support their goals.
We have worked with groups around the U.S. in a number of ways:
- Spay/neuter campaigns. We have worked with low-cost spay / neuter clinics and rescues to raise awareness of the importance of pet spay / neuter and to facilitate the purchase of low-cost spay / neuter services. See what we did with All About Animals Rescue and Pet Supplies Plus at nootersclub.org/promotions.htm.
- We offer our merchandise at reduced wholesale prices to rescue groups that are looking for a fun, lucrative way to raise money. Email Lindaw@nootersclub.org for wholesale prices. We can also CUSTOMIZE our items with YOUR LOGO.
- Promotional support. We can develop and distribute news releases, and create flyers, posters and signage in support of rescue group fundraising and awareness-building campaigns that involve NOOTERS CLUB®. We do all of this AT NO CHARGE to rescue groups.
So if your rescue group is looking for ways to spread the word about pet spay and neuter and raise some funds in the process, NOOTERS Club® would be happy to help!
Getting your pet spayed or neutered at the veterinarian can be costly. At the same time, you want to make sure that where you take your pet is safe and that they will get proper care.
There are a growing number of low-cost spay / neuter clinics around the U.S. These clinics typically do high volume spay / neuter which means this is all that they do. Their spay / neuter rates are typically under $100 per pet. Some are as low as $20 per pet. This is a huge savings – especially if you have multiple pets or if you are affiliated with a rescue group or do trap-neuter-return work.
There are low-cost spay / neuter clinics in most state – however they may be difficult to find. Because of their low cost, many do not have budgets for advertising or promotions. What is the best way to locate these clinics in your area?
- Contact a local pet rescue group. Many of them work with such clinics and may have a list of them in your area.
- See the Nooters Club® online directory. This directory contains HUNDREDS of low-cost spay neuter clinics around the U.S. and Canada. It also includes clinics that spay /neuter rabbits. Go to http://www.nootersclub.org/lowcostspayneuter.htm
- Contact your local shelter. Some run their own low-cost clinic or may know of one in the area.
- Do a Google search. Look for “low-cost spay neuter services” in your hometown. You may have to widen your search to your metro area or to your state.
- Ask your veterinarian. YES some vets will suggest other resources if you explain that you cannot afford their fees. A few even post low-cost spay / neuter services to their websites.
For anyone with a dog or cat, getting her or him spayed or neutered is the one of the most important things you can do for your companion. The obvious benefit is that you are preventing the birth of unwanted puppies or kittens. But did you know that sterilized pets are:
- Less likely to wander and stray. Spayed / neutered pets are less likely to run off and potentially get lost or injured.
- Less likely to exhibit behavioral issues. Spayed / neutered pets are less likely to spray and mark territory. They also tend to be more sociable toward their person and other pets.
- Less likely to contract serious illness. Unsterilized males and females are at greater risk of many cancers including mammary gland cancer and testicular cancer.
By spaying or neutering you dog or cat, you are also doing your part to help reduce pet overpopulation.
See more about the benefits of dog and cat spay/neuter at http://www.nootersclub.org/spayneuterinfo.htm
One more reason: its AFFORDABLE! See our directory of low-cost spay / neuter clinics around the U.S. and Canada at http://www.nootersclub.org/lowcostspayneuter.htm!