South Dakota West River Spay/Neuter Coalition - Deadwood, SD

South Dakota West River Spay/Neuter Coalition

General Information

The Coalition was formed in 2005 by a group of Black Hills residents concerned about serious pet overpopulation in the area as reflected in the high intake and euthanasia numbers in town shelters. After incorporating in the state of South Dakota and receiving our 501(c)3 status, we began to research methods that other concerned animal activists around the country had undertaken to address this problem. Ultimately we decided that our best approach would be through sponsoring low-cost spay/neuter cat clinics for low-income clients, since no similar services existed (and still do not) in all of West River, SD. We spent the next few months recruiting generous, caring veterinarians willing to devote their time to this cause and to spay/neuter cats for $35 females, $25 males. The clinics have been a great success, however, we saw an additional need to do more to assist feral cats, and initiated a voucher program (described below). In 2007 a short-term grant enabled us to sponsor a voucher system for dogs. Box 286 Deadwood, SD 57732605-593-5550


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