All shelter animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Heart of the Valley believes responsible pet guardianship, including spaying and neutering of animals, is the only way to overcome pet overpopulation. Heart of the Valley does not spay or neuter pet cats or dogs, nor do we vaccinate animals owned by the public. If you have an animal that needs to be spayed or neutered, please see your veterinarian or click here to see a list of local veterinarians. Please be aware that prices vary from one clinic to the next, so we recommend that you shop around for the best price.
Heart of the Valley offers assistance with cat spays and neuters through our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP). Our mission for the program is to provide spays and neuters for cats that might otherwise reproduce and contribute to the excess feline population. Our target population for these clinics is community cats that are free-roaming without an “owner” in the traditional sense of the word. This includes any of the following: urban (street) cats, country (barn) cats, tame cats, wild (feral) cats, cats living in managed colonies, and strays surviving on handouts. Heart of the Valley will offer monthly clinics in 2013 from May-October with the October clinic being weather dependent. Clinic dates are as follows:
Friday, May 31st
Friday, June 28th
Friday, July 12th
Friday, August 23rd
Friday, September 27th
Friday, October 25th
To sign up for a clinic, please contact Heart of the Valley at 388-9399 ext. 157.
The Montana Spay Neuter Task Force at www.montanaspayneutertaskforce.org also provides free or low-cost spay/neuter clinics in the Bozeman area twice per year. Contact them directly in order to be placed on their reservation list.
Many owners worry about whether spaying or neutering is the correct action for their pet. Please refer to the links below for answers to the most commonly asked questions.