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Our Numbers


Spay and Neuter Facts

Based on statistics from the Humane Society of the United States:

  • Feline average years of fertility: 7
  • Average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year: 3
  • Average number of kittens in a feline litter: 4-6
  • Average cost to shelter a stray cat for the three required days, plus euthanasia and disposal: $70 per cat. (Note: this cost does not include feral trapping and transport by animal control officers.)

Cumulative Totals

2008 is used as a baseline. Shelter reduction data is calculated as follows: reduction = (2008 unplaced intake) - (current unplaced intake).

Shelter data courtesy of the Humane Society of the Black Hills. HSBH is the only open-admission shelter in the Black Hills area.

TOTALS FOR 2017

2017 Clinics (includes on-site clinics)

 

TOTALS FOR 2016

2016 Clinics (includes on-site clinics)

 

TOTALS FOR 2015

2015 Clinics (includes on-site clinics)

 

TOTALS FOR 2014

2014 Clinics (includes on-site clinics)

 


TOTALS FOR 2013

2013 Clinics (includes on-site clinics)

 


TOTALS FOR 2012

2012 Clinics and On-site Clinics

 


TOTALS FOR 2011

Date City Participating Vet Total Females Males Ferals
01/03/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 11 6 5  
01/07/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 20 11 9 18
01/08/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 6 4 2 6
01/11/2011 Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 19 8 11  
01/22/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 24 12 12 24
01/29/2011 Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 17 9 8  
01/29/2011 Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 2 2 0 2
02/01/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 10 7 3 10
02/07/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 14 8 6 7
02/08/2011 Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 14 8 6  
02/08/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 6 4 2 6
02/19/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 7 4 3 4
02/22/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 7 5 2  
02/22/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 10 5 5 10
03/08/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 5 3 2 5
03/11/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 16 8 8 12
03/12/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 9 6 3 3
03/14/2011 Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 13 7 6 5
03/15/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 8 3 5 8
03/19/2011 Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 7 4 3 7
03/22/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 11 3 8 11
03/25/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 11 7 4 5
04/05/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 8 7 1 8
04/08/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 15 7 8 10
04/12/2011 Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 18 4 14  
04/16/2011 Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 21 5 16 21
04/16/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 10 5 5 6
04/19/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 9 6 3 9
04/19/2011 Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 9 4 5  
05/01/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 11 5 6 6
05/02/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 9 7 2 9
05/16/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 7 5 2 7
05/21/2011 Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 11 7 4 11
05/30/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 10 6 4 10
06/06/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 9 4 5 6
06/07/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 2 2 0 2
07/09/2011 Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 5 4 1 5
07/12/2011 Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 14 9 5  
08/17/2011 Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 12 9 3 3
09/12/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 9 7 2 2
09/13/2011 Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 10 6 4 0
10/08/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 14 6 8 2
10/11/2011 Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 16 9 7 0
10/14/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 9 7 2 24
10/21/2011 Rapid City Humane Society of the Black Hills 9 5 4 9
10/21/2011 Rapid City Lloyd Emond, DVM 2 2 0 2
11/04/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 8 6 2 8
11/07/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 16 9 7 0
11/11/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 5 1 4 5
11/12/2011 Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 2 2 0 0
11/16/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 5 4 1 5
11/17/2011 Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 13 6 7 0
11/14/2011 Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 10 9 1 1
11/23/2011 Rapid City Lloyd Emond, DVM 19 7 12 19
12/08/2011 Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 16 9 7 12
12/14/2011 Rapid City Wendy Howard, DVM 21 9 7 12
Total . . 611 338 273 351
Vouchers . . 157 95 62 80
Grand Total . . 768 433 335 431


TOTALS FOR 2010

Date City Participating Vet Total Females Males
January 6th Edgemont Cheyenne River Animal Hospital 7 4 3
January 13th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 10 7 3
January 15th Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 19 8 11
January 23rd Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 14 8 6
February 6th Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 13 8 5
February 9th Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 17 9 8
February 22nd Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 22 8 14
February 27th Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 17 9 8
March 1st Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 10 6 4
March 13th Rapid City Wendy Howard, DVM 21 10 11
March 22nd Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 19 6 13
March 27th Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 17 7 10
April 13th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 16 7 9
April 21st Custer Southern Hills Animal Clinic 11 1 10
April 24th Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 12 2 10
May 4th Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 17 8 9
May 7th Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 10 6 4
May 22nd Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 12 3 9
June 14th Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic

11

7

4

June 18th Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City

15

8

7

July 20th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital

13

10

3

September 25th Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 17 7 10
October 5th Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 15 8 7
October 12th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 16 9 7
October 15th Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 12 8 4
October 30th Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 14 7 7
November 5th Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 19 7 12
December 7th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 8 5 3
December 7th Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 9 3 6
December 11th Black Hawk Wendy Howard, DVM 24 15 9
December 18th Keystone Lloyd Emond, DVM 10 8 2
Clinic Total . . 447 215 232
Vouchers . . 231 124 109
Grand Total . . 678 339 341

TOTALS FOR 2009

Date City Participating Vet Total Females Males
January 13th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 15 9 6
February 10th Rapid City West Winds Veterinary Services 26 13 13
February 10th Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 13 7 6
March 9th Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 15 6 9
March 4th Rapid City West Winds Veterinary Services 22 6 16
April 7th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 18 8 10
April 21st Rapid City Canyon Lake Veterinary Hospital 9 5 4
May 12th Rapid City West Winds Veterinary Services 6 2 4
May 19th Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 11 5 6
July 21st Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 12 8 4
September 1st Belle Fourche Belle Fourche Veterinary Clinic 13 8 5
September 14th Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 12 6 6
October 6th Spearfish Metzger Holcomb Animal Clinic 13 7 6
October 13th Spearfish Spearfish Animal Hospital 15 9 6
October 23rd Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 10 9 1
November 23rd Rapid City Animal Clinic of Rapid City 13 7 6
December 1st Black Hawk Wendy Howard 16 11 5
December 15th Black Hawk Wendy Howard 13 7 6
Clinic Total . . 252 137 121
Vouchers . . 173 103 70
Grand Total . . 425 236 189

2006-2008 data available on request

OUR MISSION:To alleviate the animal suffering that results from pet overpopulation by providing affordable spay/neuter services to low-income pet guardians and feral cat caretakers.