The Kalamazoo Animal Rescue is not able to help you spay or neuter your pet but the following organizations might be able to.
Animal's Best Friend Fund Inc. - Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties
Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) - St. Joseph County
C-SNIP - Kent County
Kalamazoo Humane Society - Southwest Michigan
Call 269-624-1090 and listen to the message which will tell you which vets ABF is working with in a particular month. The amount they supplement is as follows:
|Male Cat||$30.00||Male Dog||$50.00|
|Female Cat||$40.00||Female Dog||$60.00|
Who is Animal's Best Friend?
Animal's Best Friend Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare group dedicated to reducing animal overpopulation in Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties. Since Animal's Best Friend was founded in 1981, they have helped neuter over 28,000 animals. Spay/neuter is their only function. Donations to Animal's Best Friend are tax-deductible and can be sent to us at PO Box 443, Oshtemo, MI 49077. At least 90% of your donation goes to fund spay/neuter surgeries. Their policy is that 10% or less of your donation is used for administrative expenses.
Rodney Beam, President
1115 W. Michigan Ave.
Three Rivers, MI 49093
(269) 279-6251 (M-F, 10-5)
Sharon Forsyth, Treasurer|
13813 Riverside Dr.
Constantine, MI 49042
Who is Animal Rescue Fund?
We were organized in 1998 to raise funds for the support of animal rescue and care, limited to St. Joseph County. We do not operate a rescue unit, but support those who do. We have had Adopt-A-Thons and Walk-A-Thons, etc, and have helped with the local cable show highlighting animals from the county shelter. We are a registered tax-exempt charity.
We help pay for spay and neuter operations for those who cannot afford the operation. For information on spay/neuter assistance, visit one of the following veterinary offices in St. Joseph County: Animal Hospital in Sturgis, Colon Animal Clinic in Colon, Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in Three Rivers, Fawn River Animal Clinic in Sturgis Hedges Veterinary Hospital in Three Rivers, or Sturgis Veterinary Hospital in Sturgis.
We also have dog/cat food on hand for those who have a financial emergency. In the winter, we sell (for a donation), bales of straw for outside dogs, and will donate straw to those who cannot afford a donation.
C-SNIP is a non-profit charitable animal welfare organization that provides safe, accessible and affordable spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats of people who cannot pay the fee at a full-service veterinary clinic.
C-SNIP's founders set out to establish the area’s only reduced-fee pet sterilization clinic, and decided, for the convenience of its clients, to make it a mobile unit. They shared their dream with neighborhood leaders, law enforcement personnel, government officials, animal control and rescue groups and officials from the Health Department. All agreed the need was there. C-SNIP researched established spay/neuter programs to determine their course. They submitted grants to local and national foundations and received the funding necessary to put a substantial down payment on a fully-equipped $100,000 26-foot mobile clinic accommodating 28 animals. Just two years after their initial meeting, they took delivery of the clinic.
Visit their web site to see their current Clinic Schedule.
The Kalamazoo Humane Society operates a low-cost spay/neuter program called Operation Fix-It (OFI). This program is open to the public with no income or residency requirements and serves all of southwest Michigan. The cost is $40 for cats and $80 for dogs. OFI also offers affordable services for feral cats on Thursday. Feral cats that arrive on Thursday between 7:30 and 8:00am in a livetrap will be altered, rabies vaccinated and ear-tipped for $40. Prices and availability are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please visit the website or call the Kalamazoo Humane Society at 269-345-1181.