Updated: 29 December, 2012
The Humane Society of Putnam County, Inc. is now able to accept your tax-deductible donation online through a partnership with GivingMatters.com.
We thank you for your generous contribution to the HSPC!
The Humane Society of Putnam County Spay/ Neuter Clinic serves the fourteen county Upper Cumberland region. The clinic is located at 2435 Fisk Road in Cookeville.
PO Box 995
Cookeville, TN 38503
The Humane Society of Putnam County, Inc. was formed in June, 1979 (as the Putnam County Humane Society).
The Humane Society of Putnam County, Inc. has three areas of concentation: education, operating a low-cost spay/neuter clnic and fundraising in order to subsidize surgery costs.
EDUCATION: Attend community events, guest speak at civic organization meetings, develop and distribute humane literature.
LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC: Opened August 13, 2007 in order to address pet overpopulation crises in our community.
SPAY/NEUTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Fundraising in order to subsidize the cost of spay/neuter surgeris for those who cannot afford even moderately priced surgeries.
In June of 1979, a group of concerned citizens formed the Putnam County Humane Society. They filed the appropriate paperwork with the state of Tennessee and applied to the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)(3) status. On June 22, 1979 Tennessee’s Secretary of State certified that their paperwork conformed to the Tennessee General Corporation Act, and they were chartered. On April 2, 1980 the IRS granted them exemption from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). Nine years later, on June 14, 1989, they were incorporated (by the State of Tennessee) as the Putnam County Humane Society. The State approved a name change June 11, 1996—to the Humane Society of Putnam County, Inc. (HSPC)
From the mid-1990s until January 2000, the HSPC operated the local shelter. In January 2000, HSPC advised the city and county they could no longer operate the shelter given the limited funding available for animal control. Since that time the HSPC has focused on spay and neuter fundraising and educational programs.
In our target area (the 14 counties of the Upper Cumberland), there are at least 200,000 dogs and cats (and that is a conservative estimate). Only 25-30% of these animals have been spayed or neutered. Our goal is to sterilize at least 70%--at that point, the number of animals that end up in our area shelters will be decreased by 50%.
The Humane Society of Putnam County is committed to ending the senseless killing of our community’s animals. We believe that only by implementing widespread sterilization programs, that only by spaying and neutering all companion animals, will we get a handle on pet overpopulation.
In this country, we spend a minimum of one billion dollars annually to pick-up, house, and destroy companion animals. If only 5% of that one billion were allocated to spay/neuter, clinics across the nation could sterilize more than four million companion animals every year. This necessary next step would end euthanasia as the current solution to the pet overpopulation dilemma.
for an appointment.
Updated: 29 December, 2012
Female Dogs $80
Male Dogs $70
Female Cats $60
Male Cats $50
All prices include supplemental pain medication and rabies.