Spay/Neuter

Our community has an overpopulation of companion animals

That is putting it mildly. Translation: every month, hundreds, (probably more), animals are being euthanized because they have no home or guardians. And these are not just stray or feral animals. These are also happy & healthy companion animals that have had their lives taken because there simply are not enough homes and guardians. The only immediate solution is to reduce the number of animals being born, thereby reducing the number of animals who need homes.

Every animal in our organization is sterlized prior to going home with their new family or new guardian - no exceptions. We are being a part of the solution by keeping animals out of the Sumner County Animal Control system and by not adding to the population of homeless animals.

 

Be smart and be a part of the solution - please spay or neuter (sterilize) your animal!

 

HSUS Overpopulation Estimates:

  • Number of cats and dogs entering shelter environments each year: 6 - 8 million*
  • Number of cats and dogs euthanized each year: 3 - 4 million*
  • Number of cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year: 3 - 4 million*
  • Number of animals reclaimed by their owvers from shelters each year: Between 600,00 and 750,000 30% of dogs and 5% of cats entering shelters.
  • Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred: 25%*
  • Average Number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year: 3
  • Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4 - 6
  • Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
  • Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6 - 10

*Estimate based on Statistics from HSUS.org October 2006

 


 

Benefits of Sterilization:

In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become overweight or lazy when they are sterilized is a myth. Sterilized companion animals lead healthier and longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.

Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle. In dogs, the cycle can last up to 21 days and occur 2 or more times a year. In cats, the cycle can range between 3 to 15 days and occur 3 or more times a year. Females in heat often cry incessantly, show nervous behavior and attract unwanted male animals.

 


 

SANS ~ Spay and Neuter Sumner:

Until we are SANS (without) the overpopulation of animals please sterilize your pets. We have some wonderful folks in our community who donate their time, talents, and expertise to offer options for animal sterilization.
Special thanks to our participating Sumner County Veterinarians who are on the fore-front of helping to put an end to this over-population.

If you would like to bring more awareness about the importance of sterilization in Sumner County, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our SANS Committee.

For folks who may need additional assistance with their sterilization surgery funding, please click on the image below for the Spay/Neuter Certificate:

 

 

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Participating Veterinarians:

 

Hendersonville:

Graham Animal Clinic
125 Walton Ferry Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-1883

The Animal Clinic
580 West Main
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-0580

Hendersonville Animal Hospital
698 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 822-1700

Gallatin:

Critter Clinic
522 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-1477

Enoch Veterinary Clinic
1112 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-1438

McMillan Veterinary Clinic
426 Maple Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-0522

White House:

White House Animal Hospital
2950 Highway 31 West
White House, TN
(615) 672-0357

Portland:

Portland Animal Hospital
1105 South Broadway
Portland, TN 37148
(615) 325-6453

 


 

 

Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance (SSNA)

 

 

The SSNA operate a "low-cost" spay neuter clinic in Gallatin, located in the same building as the County Animal Control. By appointment only. Call (615) 452-2233 for your appointment or for more information.

Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance
720 Blythe Avenue
Gallatin, TN, 37066

 

 

The Spay Station:

 

 

The Spay Station is a 30 foot mobile veterinary clinic which is owned and operated by the Humane Society of Wilson County. They graciously come to Sumner County, Davidson and other surrounding counties to offer sterilization clinics to companion animals whose guardians should demonstrate finanicial need. The Spay Station operates soley on private donations. When the Spay Station comes to Sumner County, our organization financially contributes to help offset the cost of this clinic. Your purchase of an animal friendly license plate helps to fund grant money specifically designated for this effort also.

To qualify for the Spay Station you must demonstrate needing financial assistance by participating in any of the following programs:

  • food stamps
  • public housing
  • disability
  • WIC
  • Families First
  • SSI
  • Medicaid

Clients are asked to make a donation of whatever they can afford.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call: (615) 444-1196 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (615) 444-1196 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Please call for a Spay Station schedule.

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