Start your own
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program in Mississippi
starting a nonprofit
current spay/neuter programs by county
Set up a 501(c) 3. Gather a small group of dedicated individuals to join your board with varying backgrounds and expertise.
Talk to local veterinarians to find one or more who will participate in your program by redeeming your spay/neuter vouchers.
Set up a bookkeeping process to keep track of finances. Lots of low-cost programs and apps are available!
Create a system for providing and redeeming spay/neuter vouchers as well as keeping records (see printed materials page for resources)
The City, the county and your 501(c)3 can each apply for a grant from the MS "I Care for Animals" car tag fund, and your 501(c)3 will be eligible to apply for other grants as well.
Garner support. (Don't forget to share information for the
"I Care for Animals" Car Tag Grant.)
Create a contact number and website where citizens can reach out for spay/neuter
assistance. Square Space, Wix and Canva are low-cost options.
Get the word out! As the community becomes more aware of your efforts, you can start holding fundraisers to keep the program going.
Executive Director, Mississippi Spay/Neuter
Experience: Nonprofit operations, running a low-cost spay/neuter program, starting a low-cost spay/neuter program, starting a voucher program, holding a rabies/vaccine/microchip one-day clinic
Board Member, Mississippi Spay/Neuter
Experience: Engaging with public officials, community meetings, logistics
Experience: Nonprofit communications, fundraising, grant writing, website design, social media
Director, Companion Animal Programs & Communications,
Mississippi Board of Animal Health
Experience: I Care for Animals Car Tag Grant, Grant administration, emergency management, standards of care in animal shelters, volunteer coordination, communications