We believe that spaying and neutering is the most effective way to exponentially reduce the number of homeless pets. The goal of the AAC Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program is to make sterilization services available to those who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
As a result of the program’s progressive efforts, many Wyoming communities have benefited greatly from decreased intake at their local shelters. These benefits have been demonstrated by a decrease in the euthanasia rate of up to 48% in some of the participating shelters. While we cannot pinpoint the Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program as the sole contributing factor to this dramatic decrease, we share the belief held by participating shelters and municipalities that this program has been a major driving force behind these massive reductions in euthanasia and overall animal intake at shelters.
In 2009, the AAC began to attack the root of the pet overpopulation problem by launching our Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program, a low-cost, mobile, spay and neuter effort spearheaded by former AAC board member Dr. Heather Carleton.