Serving Pets Outreach Team (SPOT)
The Serving Pets Outreach Team (SPOT) is dedicated to helping our community provide responsible care for their pets.
Established in 2009, the SPOT program provides a connection with the community that helps keep pets out of the shelter in the first place. With education about the benefits of spay/neuter and low-cost opportunities to make that happen, the population of unwanted pets is greatly reduced. Assistance with pet food, low-cost vaccines and other supplies enables residents to keep their loved pets in their home when they might otherwise be surrendered to the shelter. Education and help with more humane treatment of pets creates a stronger bond between pets and their guardians.
Through these services, SPOT helped to reduce the intake at the shelter by 57% in just the program’s first five years.
- Low-cost spay/neuter services
- Temporary pet food assistance
- A yearly low-cost rabies and vaccine clinic
- Straw for outdoor pets in need
- Gently-used or donated pet houses and pet supplies
- TNR (trap-neuter-return) for feral cat colonies
- Runner lines or enclosures to get dogs off chains
- An educational newsletter for elementary school children
- 600+ Brown County pets spayed/neutered each year (7,213 as of December 2020)
- 10,000+ pounds of pet food delivered every year to needy families
- 400+ low cost vaccines provided each year