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 constantly seeks 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 service includes the sterilization surgery, distemper & rabies shots if needed, worming and flea treatment, ear cleaning and nail trimming. In some clinics we offer microchipping (there may be an additional fee.) Spaces fill quickly so get your application in as soon as possible. Application is required for a space to be reserved.

Check our Facebook page for announcements of 2021 clinics.

For more information about applying for a clinic, email norma@halfwayhomepetrescue.org. Phone calls and text messages are not accepted.

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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