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One Choice Can Save Thousands

Mar 09, 2022

Theoretically, a single cat and her offspring can be responsible for the birth of 420,000 cats in seven years.

That’s 420,000 potential heart beats. 420,000 uncertain fates. 420,000 reasons why every single spay and neuter matters.

Prevention is our most powerful tool for achieving No Kill communities. And it’s why we built the Lurie Clinic—a place where any pet owner in Chicago can access essential spay/neuter services. But we need your help to keep moving forward.

You can make a difference by volunteering for Thursday Client Lifts.

Every Thursday, we offer free spay/neuter surgeries as well as pick-up and drop-off service for pet owners in resource-deprived neighborhoods.

Starting this month, we’ve welcomed a new vet  to the team and are able to increase the number of Thursday spay/neuter surgeries, which means we need your help more than ever to transport cats and dogs.

If you’re already a volunteer and would like to help with morning pick-ups (7:00–9:15 a.m.) or afternoon drop-offs (4:30–7:30 p.m.), please email Becky Murrow at

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, CLICK HERE .

You can also help by getting the word out. Here’s what your family, friends, and friends of friends should know:

#1: Spay/neuter is the easiest way to help your pet live a longer, healthier, happier life by reducing the likelihood of certain cancers, tumors, and behavior issues.

#2: The Lurie Clinic has tiered pricing to ensure everyone can afford spay/neuter. See all Lurie Clinic services and pricing HERE.

#3: Spay/neuter is the key to preventing unwanted pets from being killed.

To make a spay/neuter appointment at the Lurie Clinic, call (773) 521-7729 or email Customer Service representatives are available Sun, Tues–Thurs, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.