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Spay Neuter Assistance Program of Michigan

We are a 501c3 Non profit organization assisting in the surgical cost of spaying or neutering a cat or dog for Michigan residents that receive state or federal aid.  

So every pet is wanted


Did you know in Michigan alone over 30,000 unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized every year.

This does not include the unwanted that are dropped off in farm areas, or trailer parks, etc.

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Benefits of Spaying (females):

  • No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted

  • Less desire to roam

  • Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle

  • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies

  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Benefits of Neutering (males):

  • Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking

  • Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents

  • Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease

  • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies

  • Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites

  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Counties we are working in - Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Eaton, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren.
Don't see your county?  Send us an email we'll do our best to find you assistance in your area.



I did not have a pet when I was growing up.  In fact I did not get my first dog until 1997 when I was 36 years old.  Goldie was wonderful.  It wasn't until 2006 that I started working with local rescues and learning about the need for spaying and neutering.  Do you know 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States each year?  I truly believe together we can make a difference in Michigan.​


A semi-retired paralegal, corporate trainer, and IT manager, I became involved in animal rescue in 2004, first via transporting animals from overcrowded shelters where they faced euthanasia to rescues where they could be adopted.  After 10 years of seeing wonderful animals put down for lack of homes, I'm very pleased to be working with an organization that will concentrate on reducing the overpopulation of pets so that every animal is wanted and loved.


My dog died several years ago and I didn't want any more pets, until I saw Gunner who was available for adoption through a rescue.  It was the best decision to get him.  I don't know if I saved him; more like HE saved me.

Rescue pets are so grateful to have family to care for them and the pets love you back unconditionally.



Being a dog trainer and rescuer takes a lot of patience. What makes me that kind of person?  I am a special education teacher with a specialty in Traumatic Brain Injury.  I have been teaching since 1992 and have been in rescue since 1998.  In dog (and other animals) rescue, there are sad times and such joyful times. Luckily, the joyful times outweigh the sad times. I am not just a rescuer though (no rescue person ever is)!  I offer training classes to our adopted dogs, transport for shelters and other rescues, and do home visits for other rescues. I love volunteering and meeting people from all over North America! Rescuing is in my blood. 

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