Why should I spay or neuter my pet?

Animals that are fixed are less likely to roam, bite, fight and urine-mark.

Animals that are fixed have a significantly decreased risk of certain types of cancer.

Spaying will eliminate the incessant crying, nervous behavior and unwanted male suitors that can occur during a female pet’s heat cycle.

Spaying or neutering at an early age can result in a more affectionate and happy pet.

Because it’s the right thing to do for your pet and your community. Every year, more than 33,000 unwanted animals are euthanized in the Greater Cincinnati area simply because there are not enough homes.

Do your part. Fix your pet!

Over 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the U.S. EACH DAY, compared to 10,000 humans. Over HALF of those litters are unintended.
Millions of these unwanted, innocent dogs and cats are abandoned.  Some fend for themselves on the streets. Many are abused or neglected. Over 6 million end up in overcrowded, underfunded county shelters each year, where over 4 million not lucky enough to be quickly adopted are euthanized each year.

Our local Hamilton County SPCA, alone, took in 7,259 dogs and 6,040 cats in 2015.

The Solution is Simple.

Spaying and neutering dogs and cats prevents unwanted births, substantially reducing the number of animals that will wind up in shelters and face euthanasia.
🐷Each year Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue pays to spay and neuter hundreds of cats/kittens in an effort  to reduce cat overpopulation.
Cat overpopulation is the single hardest issue we and other shelters/ rescues face. There are simply too many cats for the available foster/forever homes available.
An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
We have found that anyone that already has an adult cat won’t foster or adopt another adult cat because unwanted behaviors like marking and fights over territory usually occur. 

Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue can provide a spay/neuter voucher to those in the community who qualify. 

The voucher is free to the recipient but Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue is billed $40 for each voucher that is redeemed at a participating vet. 

Please consider making a Donation to our SPAY IT FORWARD campaign. Every little bit helps us to prevent more pet overpopulation. No amount is too small!


To get a spay/neuter voucher, please come in person to our Peppermint Pig Thrift and Gift store at:

8255 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 

on a Tuesday or Wednesday between 11 and 4:30 or 

on Saturday 12-4 and speak with our director.

Thank you for taking the first step in reducing pet overpopulation!

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics:

Looking for low cost spay and neuter services in Cincinnati? Check here for clinics and voucher programs that can help you.


All Creatures Animal Hospital

accepts vouchers
8451 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Twp, OH 45255

Noah’s Ark Animal Clinics
accepts vounchers
6340 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239

SPCA Cincinnati
3949 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223
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UCAN (United Coalition Of Animals)
2830 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45225
513-721-PETS (7387)


All About PetCare
(Cats AND Dogs) This is a M.A.R.X. certificate program. To purchase, you may call or stop by the office.
3410 Tytus Avenue Middletown, OH 45042
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Animal Adoption Foundation
Tranport to UCAN Clinic
2480 Millville-Ross Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013
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Animal Friends Humane Society
Transport to UCAN Clinic
1820 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011
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Noah’s Ark Animal Clinics
accepts vouchers
8675 Cincinnati Columbus Rd , West Chester, OH 45069
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PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society)
Transport to UCAN Clinic
2790 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Middletown, OH
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All Creatures Animal Hospital

accepts vouchers
Amelia, OH

Bethel Community Pet Hospital
680 W. Plane St., Bethel, OH 45106
513-734-PAWS (7297)
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Bethel Animal Health and Spay/Neuter
120 E. Plane St., Bethel, OH 45106
513-734-SPAY (7729)
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The League for Animal Welfare
Transport to UCAN Clinic – Voucher program
4193 Taylor Rd., Batavia, OH 45103
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Humane Association of Warren County
230 Cook Rd., Lebanon, OH 45036
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Mason Family Pet Hospital
770 Reading Rd., Suite B, Mason, OH 45040
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Friends of the Shelter
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Highland Heights Animal Hospital
accepts vouchers
2717 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076

Noah’s Ark Animal Clinics
accepts vounchers
3339 Madison Pike, Ft. Wright, KY 41017
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Wags and Whiskers (Wilson Rescue)
offers discount vouchers



Brown County Veterinary Service
7932 US Hwy 62, Russellville, OH 45168-8945
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RASCAL Mobile Unit
Dublin, Ohio
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Spay Ohio
a database of low-cost spay/neuter resources