Do you have a vision for a Tennessee with no more homeless pets?
There are 95 counties in Tennessee and fewer than half have an animal shelter. Within those shelters, the euthanasia rate is five to six times the national average. In counties without shelters, the suffering by abandoned and neglected animals commonly includes drowning, shooting, freezing or starving to death in ditches, dumpsters, or at the end of a chain.
Together, we can stop the cycle of abuse. Through prevention.
Our Mission is to end the killing and suffering of innocent dogs and cats by reducing the number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens born in Tennessee every year. We are pleased to partner with shelters and rescues to realize a goal of every pet being spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Our philosophy is that an animal has not been successfully rescued until is has been spayed or neutered.
Nash is our new spokesdog.
He is a neutered yellow British Labrador whose caretaker is State Representative Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol). Rep Lundberg was 2012 Tennessee Humane Legislator of the Year! Nash accompanies Representative Lundberg to Nashville during the legislative session and attends meetings. Nash encourages Tennessee voters to keep up with animal issues and their legislators voting record by visiting and joining the Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection at tnanimalprotection.org.
Every day in US, 10,000 babies are born...and 70,000 puppies and kittens.
Do the math - there aren't enough homes.
Use our online directory or call 1-866-355-SPAY
(866-355-7729) to find a spay/neuter clinic in your area. Call anytime. Outside of regular business hours, please leave a message.
Cats are 45 times more prolific than humans.
Dogs are 15 times more prolific.
BEAT the HEAT!
Did you know that female cats and dogs can get pregnant before they are six months old? And that spaying these females before their first heat practically eliminates their chances of mammary tumors and breast cancer in their lifetimes?
For better health and no risk of unwanted litters, please spay your females before six months of age. For more information, visit spayfirst.org or www.beat-the-heat.org/spay-neuter.
Do you know of a program that we haven't listed?
Please contact Spay Tennessee to include your clinic or spay/neuter program in our database.
We thank our sponsors for their continued support!
Pets can't add-but they sure can multiply!