In the News

March 7, 2016
BLOOM MAGAZINE: Pets Alive Celebrates 10 Years and Its 100,000th Surgery: The numbers were grim. More than 110,000 homeless pets were being killed annually in Indiana, including some 75 percent of the animals brought to the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter. “We thought there have to be more humane ways to control the animal population,” says Karla Kamstra. So she and fellow animal lover Katrina Sturgeon decided to focus on finding homes for more of the unwanted cats and dogs…

November 21, 2015
HERALD TIMES: Pets Alive Performs 100,000th Spay/Neuter Surgery: A fluffy gray kitten with white paws, green eyes and long whiskers will forever hold a special place in Pets Alive’s history. The nonprofit spay/neuter clinic performs between 70 and 120 surgeries a day on cats, dogs and rabbits from 20 southern Indiana counties…

September 10, 2015
HERALD TIMES: Feral Cat Videos: Executive Director Melissa Kusturin explains what happens when a feral cat is brought into Pets Alive. Then Veterinary Technician Daniel Jones explains how to set a trap to catch a feral cat. Watch “how to trap” video.

February 16, 2014
HERALD TIMES: Pets Alive Keeping Surgery Costs Low: Pet lovers often talk about the need to reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized each year. The Pets Alive Spay/Neuter Clinic is doing something about it. Since the clinic opened in March of 2005, it has performed nearly 62,000 spay and neuter surgeries…

Press Releases

March 21,2016
Pets Alive to Offer Free Community Cat Surgeries in April: During the month of April, Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter Clinic will offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries, plus free rabies vaccinations as part of PetSmart Charities’ “Community Cat” spay/neuter campaign to alter free-roaming cats. If left unaltered, unowned feral and stray cats… Read complete release.

January 19,2016
Pets Alive to Offer $20 Cat Spay Surgeries in Beat the Heat Campaign: Warmer weather may still be months away, but Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter Clinic wants you to “Beat the Heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this spring. Animal shelters commonly… Read complete release.

December 30, 2015
Pets Alive to Offer $20 Neuter Surgeries in Happy Neuter Year Campaign: Pets Alive wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during their “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America… Read complete release.