Bend Spay and Neuter Project Reaches Major Milestone



Bend Spay and Neuter Project has reached a major milestone in the organization’s history. On October 10 Bend Spay and Neuter Project Veterinarian Dr. Linx Alexanderson performed the organization’s 30,000th surgery since it’s inception in 2005.

Bend Spay and Neuter Project performs spay and neuter surgeries for pet cats, dogs and also feral or undomesticated cats. The 30,000th surgical patient was a two-year old Dachshund mix named Dauby.

Dauby was a typical Bend Spay and Neuter Project patient: his owner was a college student who did not have a lot of extra money. She wanted to have him neutered to help prevent behavioral issues and to ensure he did not create any accidental litters, but couldn’t afford to take him to a regular veterinarian for the service, which often costs upwards of $200. Bend Spay and Neuter Project was able to perform the surgery for just $70.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the project is funded primarily by individual donations, which allow them to provide this service at a lower cost. By providing low cost spay and neuter services, the Bend Spay and Neuter Project enables people who are lower income to provide basic care for their beloved pets, as well as preventing accidental litters of puppies and kittens from being born and ending up in local shelters.

Bend Spay and Neuter Project provides surgery to over 4,000 pets in Central Oregon each year. 541-617-1010,


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