Each year approximately 5 million homeless cats and dogs are killed in animal shelters nationwide. Many of the
animals are healthy and adoptable, but the sheer number of homeless animals outweighs the availability of good homes. The
taxpayers bear the cost of picking up, housing, and ultimately killing the potential pets - as much as $176 for each one in some
jurisdictions. Millions more dogs and cats never even make it to shelters - they are abandoned by their guardians, breed
uncontrollably, and ultimately die from starvation, exposure, disease, or some other human-inflicted cruelty. Locally, the East Baton Rouge Animal Control Center reports that between 10,000 and 12,000 animals are impounded yearly, between
800 and 1,100 of which are adopted and 10% of which are reclaimed by their owners.
Cat Haven's Fix-A-Feline program focuses on spaying and neutering as a
solution to this problem. We developed this program to aid families in the Baton Rouge area that want to have their pet spay or neutered, but cannot afford the procedure. We ask everyone who can afford to have this surgery performed for their pet, please patronize their regular veterinarian and have it done as soon as possible. We want to save these certificates for those who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pet on their own.
Our Fix-A-Feline program runs throughout the year. We have a limited number of certificates available each month, so send in your request early. Should we run out of certificates for a given month, your application will be kept on file for consideration during the following month. If you or someone you know can benefit from our program, you can fill out an application online by clicking the link below. You can also call us at 346-4238
and ask for Fix-A-Feline. If you have any questions, you may also contact us via email by visiting our Contact Us