Spay Montana is a 501 (c) 3 and supported by grants and public donations.
Our mission: To continually address and attempt to mitigate or prevent the often tragic consequences of cat and dog overpopulation by focusing on high quality, large volume, low or no cost community- based spay/neuter clinics, for those in financial need.
Spay Montana to Focus on Statewide Spay/Neuter Clinics
October 1, 20019 (Helena, MT)—After a ten-year partnership, Spay Montana is expanding from the Lewis and Clark Humane Society in order to focus on statewide spay/neuter clinics.
Since 2009, Spay Montana and the Lewis & Clark Humane Society have partnered to spay and neuter over 50,000 animals throughout Montana to end pet overpopulation. Sandy Newton, Director of Spay Montana, explained that “this is the right time for our organization to expand. We appreciate all of the support the Lewis & Clark Humane Society has provided thru the years.”
Spay Montana began in 2007as a small group of volunteers dedicated to reducing the state’s pet overpopulation through the sponsorship of spay/neuter clinics. Since the first clinic in Butte, the organization has spayed or neutered more than 60,000 animals, preventing 455,000 potential live births.
Newton goes on to explain that separating from the Humane Society was necessary due to the two organizations having different service areas. “Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation statewide and we know that the lifesaving work we do for pets across Montana and on the Reservations is invaluable to everyone involved.” The Lewis and Clark Humane Society provides shelter for unwanted and stray animals in the tri-county area. Kelsee Dalton Watt, Executive Director for the LCHS explained of the separation, “this will allow us to focus on the homeless pets in our immediate community.”
Spay Montana has solid leadership, a strong board, a large state-wide volunteer force, as well as the support of veterinarians and vet-techs around the state. “We are excited to move forward as our own independent organization and we have some great clinics planned in Lewis and Clark County and across the state,” explained Newton. Spay Montana hosts more than 60 spay/neuter clinics across Montana each year.
Spay Montana is a 501(c)3 organization that receives funding through grants and donations. To learn more about the organization or how to contribute to Spay Montana, visit www.spaymontana.org.