Spay and Neuter Center of Bismarck and Mandan
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About Spay and Neuter Center of Bismarck and Mandan
The Spay and Neuter Center was founded as 501(c) 3 not for profit by Lee Rittel in 2011. It was after he found 7 kittens in a shed on a February, dark, very cold North Dakota night.  Some of the kittens were tame, some very wild, all hungry and scared. They lived outside in the killing cold in that shed for the rest of the winter.  Some nights the temperature dropped to 40 below or more with winds of 20-30 mph.  He would walk through 2 -3 foot high snow drifts to feed the kittens. They all survived the cold long winter and some had kittens of their own.  It was kittens having kittens.  The tame ones were eventually spayed or neutered as he could afford it. The average spay is over $200 in this area and neuter is $130.  All the animal rescue places were full with hundreds of animals on a waiting list of over a year and a half. That is when Lee decided on a proactive approach to the growing homeless cat and dog problem. 
Lee knows this is no small undertaking but thinks a well run clinic will make a difference in the lives of both animal and people. For the better, he hopes. Trying to spare the lives of feral cats,rabbits or brushy-tailed raccoons and possums may be ridiculous in the ecological sense since preventing suffering isn’t a concern of nature, but such efforts do represent the extension of kindness that humans must achieve to save ourselves from ourselves, quite apart from whatever other value we may have. That nature may be cruel in some aspects is no reason for all species to be, most especially ours. Please give today. 

Lee feels that the high cost of spaying/neutering prevents well-deserving families from adopting a pet.  He believes by providing a free or reduced rate for spaying/neutering, those families can save many lives by adopting and spaying/neutering their new pet.  
Currently, there are more animals available for adoption than there are homes for them, resulting in over four million dogs and cats being euthanized in the U.S. every year.
A solution is possible and starts with each of us taking one small step: getting our own pets spayed or neutered. To help stop pet overpopulation further, consider adopting your next pet from an animal shelter.
Our main area of service is Bismarck and Mandan and the surrounding areas, but will work with anyone from anywhere.
Call us with any questions, we welcome the opportunity to serve you and your pet

Please help us open an accessible high volume spay/neuter clinic
"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way"
                                                                               John Muir