Spay / Neuter Program

The most humane solution to the overpopulation of cats is sterilization.

An unspayed female cat, her mate, and their offspring (producing 2 litters per year, average 2.8 kittens surviving per litter) can total:

1 year = 12 cat
2 years = 67 cats
3 years = 376 cats
4 years = 2,107 cats
5 years = 11,801 cats

and only 1 in 12 finds a home!

HHPR Spays and Neuters before adoption

HHPR enforces a spay/neuter policy by providing the surgery to all age-appropriate cats in our facility.  With each adoptable kitten, we provide a voucher that helps with the cost of the procedure and gives us a way to verify the procedure was completed. Our Spay/Neuter Fund assures that we have the money available to continue this practice.

Spay/Neuter Fund:  Our Spay/Neuter fund pays for the surgeries of HHPR cats.

Halfway Home Pet Rescue Spay/Neuter Clinics

HHPR has recently received funding to provide local area clinics for spay/neuter of owned cats in low-income families. We announce these clinics on our Facebook page but will also provide application forms here on this site. The income guidelines: income of $35,000 per year or less. Proof of income is required. The co-pay charge for the clinic is $25 per cat. The service includes the sterilization surgery, distemper & rabies shots if needed, worming and flea treatment, ear cleaning and nail trimming. In some clinics we also offer microchipping (there may be an additional fee.) Space is limited so get your application in as soon as possible. Payment is required for a space to be reserved.

Clinics for 2020 are ended. Check our Facebook page for announcements of 2021 clinics.

The application for the above clinics can be downloaded by clicking HHPR SN Winter 2020. This is a pdf file.

Print and complete the application, attach a copy of income proof (SSI, food stamp card, etc.) and mail to:

Norma Milton
P.O. Box 488
Caribou ME 04736

If you are unable to print the application, send an email to to request an application be mailed to you.

Help Fix ME Program – Subject to changes beyond our control

The state of Maine has a fund to help low-income families with the cost to spay/neuter their dog or cat. There are limitations to the program and the funds are not available all year. It is important to check with them if you are in need.

“The goal of the program is to reduce shelter intakes and euthanasia. This is why the program is restricted to cats and pit bulls –these are the animals filling our shelters.”

You may be eligible for the State’s low cost spay/neuter program.

If you receive or are eligible for one of the following programs…
Food Stamps
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Social Security Disability (SSD)
Maine Care (Medicaid)

You can have your cat fixed for $10, and your dog fixed for $20.

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