Willamette Humane Society (WHS) performed 56 surgeries at Spay Day last month. A feat that Kara Kuh, a communications specialist, at WHS calls “tremendous.”

The movement and assistance to have more animals spayed or neutered continues for one of the organizations helping with Spay Day. The tenth annual Tom & Mom Cat Special will continue running through St. Patrick’s Day (March 17). The campaign enlists the help of Portland-area and other regional animal rescue and welfare groups who have teamed up with participating veterinary clinics to underwrite $10 neuter and $20 spay surgeries on cats from economically stressed households.

Low-income individuals needing financial help to alter their cats can complete the online application at spayoregon.org or call 503-389-0228 for a referral to the nearest participating clinic.

WHS is not participating in the extension of the program through March 17, but the public can still utilize the hotline and website to be referred to other participating agencies or vets in the area.

WHS offers rates from $35 for male cat neuters to $85 for female dog spay.

“Because we are a nonprofit focused solely on spay/neuter services, we can offer such low rates to our entire community all year long,” says Kuh.

WHS can be contacted at 503-585-5900 or online at willamettehumane.org.