801 Van Camp Rd.
Bowling Green,
OH 43402

Phone: 419-352-7339
Fax: 419-352-2359
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Adoption Hours

Tues, Wed - 12-7pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun -  12-5pm

The Wood County Humane Society exists in order to bring about the best possible treatment and quality of life for all animals in Wood County.

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Low Cost Spay/Neuter Appointments
WOOD COUNTY Bowling Green, Ohio Society
We are proud to announce that our low cost spay/neuter clinic for outdoor
stray and feral cats is now up and running! This program is intended to fix
stray and feral cats residing outdoors and that have a caregiver
feeding and maintaining the colony. It is not for the friendly stray cat
that was found with the intention of keeping as a pet. We have weekly
appointments available, and the cost is $35 per cat. The cats must come in a
live trap (see below), will receive a rabies vaccine, and an ear tip. To
schedule your appointment, please contact the shelter. Staff will provide you
with an appointment reminder call and pre and post-operation care

For dogs and owned cats, we partner with Humane Ohio, a low cost spay and
neuter clinic based in Toledo. Please contact Humane Ohio directly and ask
for the Wood County transport to set up an appointment to be on an upcoming
transport from our shelter.
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Humane Live Trap
Cat Carrier
Benefits of Spaying (females)

*Reduces or eliminates the risk of spraying and marking.

*No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted. Female cats can breed
as early as four months of age, and up to three times a year. They have an
average of four kittens per litter. Female dogs can breed as early as six
months of age and breed twice a year. They have an average of 6-10 puppies
per litter.

*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. This will end up
saving you money in medical bills later down the road.

*Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites.
Benefits of Neutering (males)

*Reduces or eliminates the risk of spraying and marking.

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

*Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases the incidence of
prostate disease. This will end up saving you money in medical bills later
down the road.

*Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites.
Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter

*It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a
surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanize or disregard their
great suffering. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are
45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific as humans. They do not
need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their

*Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and
healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1-
3 years, felines 3-5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of
mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria,
and uterine, ovarian, and testicular cancers.

*Sterilizing your cat and/or dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her
urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt
as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are
unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average
less than two years. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is spread a majority of
the time through bites, and intact cats fight a great deal more than altered
Additional Benefits

*Your community will also benefit. Unwanted animals are becoming a very
real concern in many places. Stray animals can easily become a public
nuisance, soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubbery, frightening children
and elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing
automobile accidents, and sometimes even killing livestock or other pets.

*The capture, impoundment, and eventual destruction of unwanted animals
costs you, the taxpayer, as well as private humanitarian agencies over a
billion dollars each year. As a potential source of rabies and other less
serious diseases, they can be a public health hazard.

*By spaying and neutering just one male cat and one female cat, more than
2,000 unwanted births can be prevented in just four years.

*By spaying and neutering just one male dog and one female dog, more than
67,000 unwanted births can be prevented in just six years.