Since they first began in 2001, Noah’s Ark’s annual Big Fix Campaigns have been responsible for spaying and neutering thousands of cats and dogs in Fairfield and surrounding communities.
Through the cooperative efforts of local veterinary clinics, Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation, many volunteers and, most importantly, the public, Fairfield and the surrounding areas are making great progress in keeping pet overpopulation at bay. This is the first step in reaching an even bigger goal: No More Homeless Pets!
Noah’s Ark’s Big Fix Campaigns are sponsored by CCSNAP—the Caring Community Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. CCSNAP offers financial assistance to anyone who would like to have their cat or dog neutered or spayed and who otherwise could not afford the cost of the surgery.
Noah’s Ark features a number of Big Fix Campaigns each year:
Dr. Bill Pollak, a local veterinarian says, “I have been practicing veterinary medicine for 40+ years in Fairfield and can say without a doubt that the CCSNAP program—and the annual Big Fix campaigns—are having a significant impact on the numbers of homeless animals in our area.”
Dawn Hauck, Executive Director of Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation, confirms this, “The numbers of animals being abandoned in our area has noticeably gone down. This decrease in pet overpopulation means less animal-nuisance problems in the community, and less animal suffering. It’s a win-win situation.”
Effective spay/neuter programs are the key to ending pet overpopulation. Consider the fact that in six short years, one female dog and her offspring can be the source of 67,000 puppies. In seven years, one cat and her young can produce 420,000 kittens. Through the work of CCSNAP and the Big Fix campaigns, thousands of local cats and dogs have been “fixed” since 2001—an impressive number of unwanted kittens and puppies never born! It’s important to keep the momentum going. We still have a long way to go before we can truly say there are homes for them all. But we are on the right track.