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H.O.P.E. for Animals Reaches Huge Milestone of 100,000 Surgeries!

H.O.P.E. for Animals completed their 100,000th spay/neuter surgery.

For the past 10 years, H.O.P.E. for Animals has been providing low-cost spay, neuter, and wellness services to the public, as well as 20 animal shelters in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The mission of this organization is to ensure that pet owners and shelters have access to high-quality low-cost spay and neuter services in order to eliminate the pet overpopulation crisis in our area.

Female cats can easily breed three times a year and have an average of 4 kittens per litter. Dogs can breed twice a year with litters of 6-10 puppies. Based on these numbers, by spaying and neutering the animals of Fort Wayne, H.O.P.E. for Animals has prevented 250,000 pets from entering our local shelters. That is exactly why H.O.P.E. for Animals exists—to keep our community’s animal population under control and to ensure our animals can live longer and healthier lives.

H.O.P.E. for Animals’ veterinarian surgeon, Carol Fretz DVM, was thrilled to announce the news after completing the monumental surgery. “This is a great start. Our work is not done. Area shelters still have to euthanize for space, although, not as many as when we first started. Let’s finish this!” said Fretz.

Spaying and neutering our community’s animals is a humane and effective way to reduce the homeless pet population. H.O.P.E. for Animals is currently the only high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter option in Northeast Indiana. To learn more about H.O.P.E. for Animals, visit or call (260) 420-7729