Reducing cat overpopulation and suffering through spay neuter in north MS.
To reduce cat suffering and overpopulation by offering low cost and sometimes no cost spay or neuter surgery (birth control surgery) for cats and kittens living with low-income folks, the disabled, and the poor in North Mississippi, as well as for feral (wild) cats.
If you have cats and are low-income, or are caring for feral cats, contact us to see if you qualify for this low-cost or perhaps free charitable care for your cat.
Founded in 1997, Homeless Animals Relief Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity that provides low-cost or free birth control surgery for cats living with the poor and for feral or community cats. Our goal is to reduce the number of unwanted and homeless cats, and their subsequent suffering. A volunteer group for over 25 years, we serve north and north central Mississippi. We receive no government funds and operate solely on gifts from donors, and grants from foundations.
Join our small army of volunteers to make a difference in a less fortunate cat's life. If you're at least 18, give us a call about volunteer opportunities. We have no paid staff so more volunteers are needed. Opportunities include helping with the phone, transporting cats to surgery, and trapping ferals (a brief online humane certification course is required if you'd like to become a trapper).
Visit our What's Up page to learn more about current events and opportunities at HARP.
At Homeless Animals Relief Project, we offer discounted and sometimes free spay/neuter services to cats living with the poor and to community cats or free roaming feral cats. As we don't operate a shelter or a rescue, nor do we own a veterinary clinic, we are unable to accept unwanted cats.
We follow professional recommendations for early age spay/neuter, and we can fix kittens at 8 weeks or 2 pounds. We encourage all owners to fix their cat before five months of age!
We focus on spay/neuter because it is sustainable, cost-effective, humane, and less expensive than trying to rescue our way out of cat overpopulation. The needle and thread of spay surgery prevents the use of a needle of a different kind. Spay one, save thousands!
Your donation provides spay/neuter surgery to less fortunate cats and will make a positive impact on animal and community welfare. Administrative costs are covered by a benefactor, so 100% of your gift goes to help cats. We're a small, grass roots effort to help cats, so your dollar goes far. We've no paid staff. Our supporting vets offer discounted surgery to our patients, and often provide other basic care and services at cost or no charge.
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Started in 1997 with the help of donors and volunteers, Homeless Animals Relief Project has fixed thousands of pets living with the poor. This has stopped the reproduction, which means exponentially hundreds of thousands of homeless cats and their subsequent suffering are prevented. Plus it reduces disease transmission, trauma incidents, and increases owner satisfaction with the pet. Since low-income areas are where most of our country's pet overopulation originates and that's our target market, we are making a huge impact with each cat fixed. Spay/neuter one with your gift, save thousands!
If you have questions about our spay/neuter program, or would like to get in touch with us, call or text 662-292-0922. .
Esther Mechler, United Spay Alliance
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Greatest THANKS to Aurora Pharmaceutical for their generous donation of this topical that will reduce feline suffering from fleas, ear mites, heart worms, and other internal parasites! What a blessing this is to be able to send our patients and feral cats back to their homes with parasite management applied! Made in the USA, Barrier® is equivalent to Advantage Multi®, but at a fraction of the cost. Please support the compassionate team at this animal welfare conscious company by asking your vet about Barrier® for your dogs and cats!
Listen to the communitycatspodcast.com and visit their site for more info. Our thanks for their amazing support and guidance!
Our thanks to the Walmart in
Senatobia for a September 2023 grant to help us improve community health by fixing cats living with the less fortunate!
Our thanks to our local branch of First Financial Bank here in Senatobia for helping the cats catch their match grant by making a donation to help. This gift will advance our community‘s health and welfare by helping us reduce unwanted and homeless cats in the area. For years we’ve held the cats’ funds for their surgeries and vet care in a checking account at FFB, and encourage you to visit their branch at 700 North Robinson in Senatobia and thank them too!
The “I Care for Animals” Car Tag Program has for nearly two decades assisted animal shelters, humane organizations, and municipalities primarily with spay/neuter programs.
The Homeless Animals Relief Project in Nov 2023 received another generous grant through this endeavor. That money goes directly to fixing cats living with the poor. Next time you need to renew your license tag, consider upgrading to an “I Care for Animals” tag.
You can help animals all across the great state of Mississippi to live healthier, happier, and longer lives by purchasing this tag! Get one at your county tax assessor's office. Show your concern for animals and get a distinctive tag for your vehicle!
Help more animals by purchasing our new book on animal welfare, $5 for a Cat Head.
With a focus on spaying and neutering, the book was released in 2020. Buying a paper copy directly from The Homeless Animals Relief Project (HARP) yields the highest profit to the cats, but the book is available as paperback or e-book from Amazon, B&N, and booksellers nationwide.
100% of profits from the sale of the book go to fund spay/neuter surgery for less fortunate cats. Buy a book; spay a cat!
In full color and nearly 200 pages, the book is packed with tales of hope and tips on how you can reduce animal suffering. In $5 for a Cat Head, you will:
Below: Cats recovering from and ready for surgery; mobile surgery suite; humane trapping; anesthetizing a wild feral; a kitten recovering from surgery/anesthesia. Spay/neuter surgery at low cost is the sustainable, proactive intervention to prevent litter of kittens for whom there will be no homes.
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