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As a nonprofit clinic, Pets Alive relies on the generosity of our supporters to keep our surgery fees low and accessible to everyone. The more cats and dogs that are fixed, the fewer unwanted litters will be born, which helps keep euthanasia rates low for our community. Your donation make a far-reaching impact! Will YOU be a Game Changer with us?

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End of 2020 Update

What a year. 2020 has truly been one like no other— in so many ways! Like you, Pets Alive has faced ups and downs and unforeseen challenges. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we had a temporary shut-down last spring, reopened, and faced a leadership change.  At last, our staff and services are rebuilding.

I believe that as a result of these challenges, Pets Alive has come out even stronger.

  • Our team is more committed than ever to Pets Alive’s mission of providing the compassionate solution to end the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs by offering affordable, high-quality spay/neuter services.
  • We are once again performing spay/neuter surgeries every day we are open.
  • Our Wellness Clinic has also been operating consistently since September!

Pets Alive continues to be the game changer in animal welfare — the critical component that ensures fewer cats and dogs enter the shelter system, while also providing critical vaccination and preventative health services to our community’s animal companions.

Since 2005, Pets Alive has reduced the euthanasia rate in our area by 86%. Simply put, spay/neuter saves lives. At this point last year, Pets Alive had performed 12,924 spay/neuter surgeries. Today, in 2020, we have performed only 8,037 surgeries. This 38% decrease in our surgery numbers can be translated into 14,661 births NOT prevented. And experts predict that the dog and cat birth numbers will only increase.

Frenchy, Danny and Cha Cha from City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control

To accomplish the continuing work that needs to be done, we need your support. I respectfully ask you to act now for Pets Alive and our community’s animal companions, and their people, as we look ahead to 2021.

  • Make a donation TODAY either via our secure website or by sending a check. Our operating costs are not covered by what we charge; we rely upon the generosity of our friends who care about Pets Alive and the work we do.
  • SHARE this letter and our social media content with your friends and family! Many people do not know that our services are for everyone.
  • Know that we are incredibly grateful for your support. Pets Alive cannot do the lifesaving work that we do without you. Thank YOU for being a game changer with us.

Take care. Good days are ahead!




Allison Hess, Executive Director

Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter Clinic

Jack from Columbus Animal Care Services with Allison Hess.