2004 Spay/Neuter Program
you know. . . .
71% of cats and kittens and 56% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are
euthanized due to lack of homes, based on reports from 1,055 facilities across
America. Meanwhile, tens of
millions of feral and stray cats struggle to survive out on their own.
costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $2 billion each year to round up, house, kill,
and dispose of homeless animals.
estimated 5 million cats and dogs are killed every year in pounds and shelters.
every home you find for an animal you have bred, a home is lost for a shelter
2003, 518 cats and dogs were impounded at the Lakewood Animal Shelter, and only
211 found homes.
or neutering your pet:
behavioral problems such as aggression, spraying and roaming.
the risk of cancer and reproductive disorders.
the single most important thing you can do to prevent animal cruelty!
Help stop the pet over-population
problem by getting your pet altered.
Citizens Committee for a Lakewood
Animal Shelter (CCLAS) will pay the bill for a routine spay/neuter procedure at
participating veterinarians. Just
clip and mail in the coupon from the reverse side of this flyer and CCLAS will
issue a certificate, with complete instructions for use, on a first come/first
serve basis until designated funds are depleted, or through the end of 2004.
Please note applicable terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions
for Lakewood residents.*
expires 60 days from issue date.
may not be used in conjunction with any other discount offer.
than six months of age are eligible.
through the Lakewood Animal Shelter are eligible for a separate program offered
through the Shelter at the time of adoption.
Call 529-5020 for more information.
Not valid for
cats who will be declawed.**
certificate per pet will be issued on a first come/first serve basis until
designated funds are depleted, or through the end of 2004.
certificate is valid only for routine spay or neuter costs.
All charges incurred for any complications or additional services will be
the owner’s responsibility and must be paid in full at the time services are
performed. You will receive
specific instructions for use of the certificate.
Be sure to discuss with your vet any potential non-routine procedures
including pre-diagnosed infections, females in heat or pregnant, males with
undescended testicles, dogs 50 lbs. and over, or age (older pets).
veterinarian reserves the right to decline to perform the procedure based on the
health or disposition of your pet, or may require your pet be up to date on
certain vaccines. The veterinarian
may recommend certain blood tests prior to surgery, which you may choose to
waive. Be sure to inquire when
making your appointment. Low cost
vaccinations are available at the PetsMart stores.
Call (440) 777-8900 for more information on shots.
This program is sponsored by CCLAS, a non-profit
volunteer organization. The City of
Lakewood and Lakewood Animal Shelter are not associated with this program.
receiving your certificate, you will be responsible for making the office
appointment with one of the following two clinics:
A Snip in
2069 West 65th
Mel Kress is founder of the 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Heart of
Kitty Hill dba A Snip in Time, and has been in veterinarian practice for
17 years. He operated a
private clinic in Mentor until 1998 when he made the decision to devote
his practice exclusively to providing low-cost spay/neuter services for
cats including those who are feral, stray and orphaned.
Animal Hospital has been part of the community since 1980.
Its staff of five veterinarians is equipped to provide complete
medical and surgical care at their full service hospital.
Its sister facility, The Cat Clinic, located at the western end of
Madison, provides the same quality health care for cats.
* Non-Lakewood residents: Please
contact us for referral to a low cost spay/neuter clinic in your area.
**A Snip in Time does not perform declawing procedures.
If you intend to have your cat declawed, you must make spay/neuter
arrangements with a different vet so that the surgeries can be performed
together. Repeated administration of anesthesia will pose unnecessary risks to
your cat. Please see our website
for informational links on alternatives to declawing.
To receive a certificate- Send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Your address and phone number
Your pet's name, age, dog or cat
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