FOUNDATION AGAINST COMPANION ANIMAL EUTHANASIA INC via Crowdrise
October 27, 2014
FACE is the city's only high-volume, low-cost spay neuter clinic and the organizer of the city's Trap-Neuter-Release Community Cat Program.
Since opening in March of 1999, the FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic has performed more than 217,000 spay and neuter surgeries, dramatically reducing pet overpopulation in Indy.
Example? At the end of the year 2000, just after FACE opened, 22,000 cats and dogs were killed in Indianapolis shelters. Because of our work, and thanks to the efforts of rescue groups that continue to pull animals from kill shelters, the number of animals euthanized in Indianapolis was just over 6,500 at the end of 2012.
We know that high volume spay/neuter is making a difference. Had the FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic not opened, an estimated 24,000 and 30,000 cats and dogs would be dying in Indianapolis shelters each year.
Update: The numbers continue to decline – Indianapolis Animal Care and Control has reported that 13,666 dogs and cats were received in 2013 and 5,014 were euthanized. That is 1,486 fewer dogs and cats than were euthanized in 2012! We're getting ever closer to No-Kill. Help us continue!