Fixing Furry Friends was the vision of several women.
They created “Our Wish” in 2001, which eventually became Fixing Furry Friends; a non-profit organization focusing on spaying and neutering pets. They wanted to help with the overpopulation of dogs and cats in our community. Fixing Furry Friends exists specifically to help ensure that no dog or cat mates so unwanted puppies or kittens will be born. This allows dogs and cats to find homes that would have been filled by puppies and kittens. We serve the counties of Mason, Oceana, Lake and Manistee.
The most important reasons to spay or neuter dog, puppies, cat, or kittens is to reduce pet overpopulation, and pet suffering, and to save lives. Even the best-intentioned pet owners will make mistakes and their dog or cat will “accidentally get pregnant.” Those accidental litters add up to thousands, even millions, of unwanted puppies and kittens.
• Dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are given away indiscriminately and may be abused, used for bait, or thrown out only to have more litters
• When puppies or kittens are born outside, they can die of exposure, starvation or are killed by other animals or people
• Kittens become strays and they are hit by cars, get into fights and suffer from untreated wounds and likely will die.
• Dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens fill up the shelters
• Dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are euthanized due to being abandoned or surrendered
Spay and Neuter Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
It is safe for kittens to be spayed or neutered as young as eight weeks old. For females, it is best to have your cat spayed before they go into heat for the first time, which could be as early as four months. For males, it is best to have a cat neutered at eight weeks. Kittens often recuperate reasonably quickly from this surgery.
Puppies can be spayed or neutered as young as eight weeks old. For females, it’s best to have your dog spayed before they go into heat for the first time, which could be as early as four months, dependent on the size and breed. For males, it is best between 4 to 6 months old, dependent on size and breed.
Fixing Furry Friends helps prevent pet overpopulation and improves the quality of life for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens, and their caregivers with spay/neuter certificates.
Please take this opportunity to become part of a group that is making a difference to the animals and people in our community.
We need of volunteers for tag days.
We need volunteers for events.
We need volunteers for community outreach.
We need volunteers with marketing backgrounds.
Fixing Furry Friends does not accept, adopt, foster, rehome, or rescue any canines or felines. You can find places that may be able to help with those on our resource page.
Where We’re Located
We proudly serve the area of Mason County, MI