Spay and Neuter Assistance Funds2022-02-08T19:51:41-05:00

HSoMC Spay/Neuter Assistance
for Cats through Rhoda’s Fund and Dogs through Papa’s Pups

Please click the link below to complete an application and press the Submit button to send the form.

You Must Be a Resident of Midland County, Michigan to Apply For These Services.

What is Rhoda’s Fund and Papa’s Pups?2021-06-22T14:44:35-05:00

Rhoda’s Fund was established to help low-income households pay to spay/neuter their cats while Papa’s Pups is a fund established to help low-income households pay to spay/neuter their dogs.

What does ‘spay’ and ‘neuter’ mean?2021-06-22T14:18:12-05:00

Spay is the medical term for ‘fixing’ a female animal while Neuter is the medical term for ‘fixing’ a male animal.

How do I apply for assistance from the Fund?2021-06-22T14:29:53-05:00

The application is available on the page below.  Scroll down, complete all the required information and press the Submit button.  You can also call the shelter at 989-835-1877 if you have any questions.

How long after I submit the form will I hear something?2021-06-22T14:32:51-05:00

You will hear back from us as soon as an HSoMC volunteer can review your application.   You can call the shelter at 989-835-1877 if you haven’t heard anything back after 14 days.

How is eligibility for the fund determined?2021-06-22T14:41:13-05:00

Since the fund is for low-income households, income is a big consideration. The number of family members, other pets, and any extenuating circumstances are also considered. During cold weather, preference is given to those with indoor animals.

How will I know if I’m eligible for the fund?2021-06-22T14:42:23-05:00

An HSoMC volunteer will contact you to notify if you qualify or not.

If I am approved when will the surgery be done?2021-06-22T14:48:10-05:00

There are limited days when the clinic operates during the week.  You will be contacted and scheduled based on the availability of the schedule and the veterinarians used by HSoMC.

Why does the fund give priority to female animals when funds are low?2021-06-22T14:39:26-05:00

When the fund is low and dollars are limited, we can have the biggest impact on animal over-population by spaying female animals.

Are there restrictions for the animals following surgery?2021-06-22T14:49:49-05:00

Yes.  The incision has to be kept dry for at least a week. The animal’s activity should be restricted for the first week so that healing can begin.  A list of instructions will be given to you when you pick up your pet.

Will I get any pain medication to give my animal?2021-06-22T14:50:46-05:00

The animals are anesthetized for the surgery and an additional injection for pain control is given that will last for 1-2 days after surgery.

What if there are complications after I take my pet home?2021-06-23T14:16:43-05:00

Instructions will be given to you when you pick up your pet.  The instructions will include a phone number that you can call 24/7 with questions or you can call the shelter at 989-835-1877 during our operating hours.

Apply for Rhoda’s Fund for Cats
Apply for Papa’s Pups for Dogs