Advocates 4 Animals
We are located in INDIANA
Next Spay Neuter Run
Monday, June 12, 2017
For Information, please contact us at 765-675-1692 (leave msg)
Who We Are and Our Mission
Advocates 4 Animals is a 501c3 non-profit, non-governmental organization. We are a group of individuals who volunteer our time to help the community with animal welfare issues and concerns by providing the most up-to-date information.
Our mission is to help control the pet population by actively spaying and neutering, reuniting lost and found animals with their proper owners, providing dog food for those in need, and educating the community about animal welfare.
We strive to instill in our community the appreciation, care, and compassion for all animals, great and small.
Our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program
Typically, once a month, our volunteers schedule, organize, and transport animals using a clinic called Noblesville Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic (www.lowcostspayneuterindiana.org). We have been extremely pleased with Noblesville's services and are thankful for the opportunity.
***Pregnant females are welcome!!! These animals can be spayed safely to prevent an unwanted litter.***
Please ask us about a special program we take part in for those of you who have a cat colony and are in needing s/n surgeries.
The Process is Simple
Pet owners bring their scheduled pets to our shelter building location in Tipton the morning of the surgery (7 am). Pets must be in carriers or on a leash. (You may borrow one of our carriers if we are notified in advance.) Pickup is the same day, same location typically around 6 pm, but it may be as early as 4:30 pm. More details will be given at check-in. The forms from Noblesville's clinic will be mailed to you within a week prior to the surgery date, along with an information/instruction sheet from us. The completed forms and money for the service(s) are due the morning of the surgery.
The rabies vaccine is the only vaccine that is required. However, we strongly recommend the 5-in-1 vaccine for dogs which protects them against distemper, parvo, and influenza and the 4-in-1 vaccine for your cat that protects them from the upper respiratory virus and a deadly virus that travels through the air and will kill your cat within 24 hours. These vaccines must be given on a yearly basis to be completely effective. Vaccines can be purchased at farm and fleet stores (such as Rural King, etc.) and administered by a knowledgeable person.
Heartworm is contracted by a single mosquito bite, and will attack your cat or dog's heart and lungs, eventually killing your pet if left untreated. Treatment is hundreds of dollars, but a simple monthly preventative will keep your cat or dog safe from this deadly disease.
Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance to your pet, but also infest your pet with intestinal worms, which can only be treated by medication. Fleas and ticks will also make pets severely anemic and will actually kill puppies and kittens if left untreated.
Mark the form in the proper space if you wish to add these services. Please bring extra money the morning of the surgery to cover the added expense. It is worth having a healthy pet!
As stated above, the only required vaccine is the rabies vaccine. A dog can receive a rabies vaccine once it is 4 months of age. If your dog is 4 months old or older and does not have a current rabies vaccine, then you will be charged $16 for the vaccine. It will be administered at the clinic the same day of the surgery.
Male cats $30
Female cats $35
Male dogs (0-25 lbs) $40
Male dogs (26-50 lbs) $45
Male dogs (51-75) $60
Male dogs (76-100) $70
Female dogs (0-25 lbs) $45
Female dogs (26 to 50 lbs) $60
Female dogs (51-75 lbs) $70
Female dogs (76-100 lbs) $80
For male and female dogs over 100 lbs, call for pricing
The Noblesville Clinic requires e-collars for all male dogs so that they don't chew on their stitches. Price for the e-collar is $10/each.
A transportation fee will be charged for each animal. The fee to transport a single cat or dog is $10. This helps cover our travel expenses as we transport your pets safely to and from the Noblesville clinic. Discounts are given to multiple pets per owner.
If cat or dog is in heat or pregnant, an extra fee will be charged. If in heat, the charge is $10. If pregnant, the fee is based on the stage of the pregnancy. The fee ranges from $10 to $25, which pregnant dogs will more than likely be charged $25. The fee is at the discretion of the veterinarian.
Vaccines and other services:
Mini package (rabies, 5-in-1): $29
Full package (mini + Bordetella): $39
Heartworm test: $20
(must have test prior to using heartworm preventative)
Mini Package (rabies, 4-in-1): $29
Feline Leukemia (FeLV): $16
Full Package (Mini + FeLV): $39
FeLV/FIV test: $27
If an animal has fleas, Capstar will be administered for $5. This must be done to prevent infection during surgery!
Nail trim: $5
Microchip: $25 (includes registration fee)
Ear mite treatment: $15
Flea/Tick/Heartworm Preventative: Pricing varies! Call clinic to verify, 317-706-0537.
The Noblesville Clinic highly recommends owners purchase pain medication for their pets. The cost of the medication is $12.
Aggressive animals will incur a $25 fee and is at the discretion of the veterinarian. If you pet is known to be snippy or growls/hisses at strangers, please be prepared to pay the extra fee when picking up your pet in the evening. Thanks!
Owners can bring money for preventatives when they pick up their pets in the evening. All other requested services must be paid in advance (during AM drop off).
To SchedulePlease call our voicemail 765-675-1692. One of our volunteers will contact you by phone to schedule your pet(s) for spay/neuter surgery. If you have not been contacted within 3 business days, please contact us again. (Sometimes, phone number are garbled and miscommunicated.)
(Not open to the public!)
From the city of Tipton: The shelter is located off of ST RD 28 (Jefferson Street) on the far west side of the city of Tipton, just before the bend in the road that veers left. The building is located on the south side of ST RD 28 within a small industrial park which includes a recycling center and a marble company (Marble Uniques, 815 W Jefferson Street) . Enter the gravel driveway and continue straight back (south) towards Marble Uniques. The shelter building is located to the east of the marble company and behind (south of) a one story pole barn which has a blue roof and blue trim. The gray shelter building cannot be seen from the entrance off of ST RD 28.
Directions to our shelter building
Our next scheduled run is Monday, June 12, 2017.
***Our transport service is only available to animals needing to be spayed or neutered. However, the Noblesville Clinic is open to the public for vaccines, spay/neuter, and other services throughout the week and on Saturday (vaccine clinic only). You can call them at (317) 706-0537 for more information.
Animal Health Information and Recommendations
Properly and routinely vaccinating your pet is extremely important to an animal's health. Your pet should visit a veterinarian at least once a year for a check-up and be vaccinated. Dogs and cats should not only receive a rabies vaccine, but also the 5-in-1 vaccine (DA2LPPv or DA2PPv-Cv) for dogs and the 4-in-1 vaccine (FVRCP) vaccine for cats (typically known as the "distemper" vaccine).
Heartworm and Feline Leukemia/FIV are deadly to dogs and cats, respectively. However, with proper care, you can eliminate the risk that your dog or cat would contact these fatal diseases.
Heartworm is transmitted to a cat or dog by a mosquito. Heartworm grows and multiplies within the animals heart and lungs, eventually causing the animal to suffer breathing complications and ultimately cardio-pulmonary failure. However, you can prevent this unnecessary death by simplying giving your pet an inexpensive once-a-month pill prescribed by your veterinarian. The animal must be initially tested prior to starting a preventative regimen.
Feline Leukemia/FIV is a combined test to indicate whether your cat is infected with the feline leukemia virus and/or the feline immunodeficiency virus. Feline leukemia is a form of cancer and FIV is similiar to HIV in humans. Of the two, feline leukemia is statistically a much higher risk. It can be transmitted to other cats by saliva, bite, or scratch. If your cat tests negative, the animal can be vaccinated against the viruses on a yearly basis.
Fleas and Ticks are easily prevented by excellent products that are currently available at veterinarian clinics, most pet stores, and on the internet.
Recommended flea and tick preventatives are Frontline Plus, Advantage Multi, Revolution, and Advantix (dogs only). Revolution and Advantage Multi can only be purchased at your local veterinarian. (These two products also contain a heartworm preventative.)
Advantix is toxic to cats, so if your dog and cat play and sleep together, this product would not be advised. However, Advantix is supposedly great at repelling mosquitoes. Both Frontline Plus and Advantix can be purchased from your veterinarian, many local pet /farm stores, and over the internet.
These products are more expensive than the typical over-the-counter flea and tick preventatives, but they do the job well, unlike most of the over-the-counter brands. Many veterinarians and pet store employees will tell you that you are wasting your money on flea collars and over-the-counter brands. If you attempt to try the less expensive brands and still experience fleas, call the respectable company and seek advice. Some of these companies have techniques, which are not listed on the boxed instructions, that help spread the product evenly to eliminate the fleas. Out of all the over-the-counter brands, Adams brand seems to work decently, by opinion of others.
Fleas are irritating and painful to pets, including annoying bites, terrible skin allergies, and the transfer of intestinal worms. They can actually kill young animals, such as puppies and kittens. Ticks are also annoying and life threatening, as they transfer diseases and are blood-sucking pests. Keep your pet safe, healthy, and comfortable by using a good flea and tick preventative on a monthly basis.
Microchipping your pet can literally save your animal's life. A small chip, containing your contact information is injected just below the skin into the back of your animal's neck. A scanner is used to move over the animal's neck to detect the chip. Why microchip? Many animals lose their collars and tags. With the microchip, lost animals can easily be reunited with their families. Otherwise, the animal could be forever lost from its owners, be adopted into another family, or euthanized due to a lack of space available at a shelter.
Pets should neither be underfed or overfed, but have a steady diet of quality pet food. Your local veterinarian can help you determine if your pet is over or underweight. An overweight animal is just as unhealthy as an underweight animal. Fresh water is essential to a pet's health. They, too, can become dehydrated and die due to a lack of available water. Make sure your pet has a clean supply of water at all times. During the winter, invest in a heated water bowl for outdoor pets to avoid frozen water. (Adding a tiny bit of white distilled vinegar to the water can help with fleas, too. Just a little home remedy to pass along!)
If at any time you have questions with the welfare of your pet, feel free to call our voicemail, 765-675-1692. A veterinarian's advice is the best source, but we are here for your support.
Shelter, Food, and Water
Please make sure your family pet is provided adequate shelter, for both the winter and summer months, and the months in-between. Furthermore, make sure they are protected from the elements such as rain, snow, and intense sunshine. Pets can easily be frostbit, sunburned, and die from the extreme heat and cold, just as humans. During the cold months, make sure dog houses have a nice bedding of straw or cedar chips. Replace wet bedding with dry bedding promptly to keep your pet warm and dry. Please consider your pet's welfare, as you would for yourself and other loved ones.
Donations are always appreciated, whether monetary or supply. Many animals come to us as strays and are in need of spay/neuter. Some need veterinary care due to illness or injury. You can help save the life of an animal by donating money to these causes. If you wish, just designate in the memo section of your check which area you would most like to support and we will designate the funds accordingly. We are also in need of a cargo van or similar vehicle in great mechanical condition to transport animals on a monthly basis to the Noblesville Spay Neuter Clinic located in Noblesville, Indiana.
As with any 501c3 non-profit organization, your donations are completely tax deductible. Please send your monetary donations to our P.O. Box number listed below. If you have questions, please call our voicemail number. All donations are greatly appreciated!
Advocates 4 Animals
PO Box 237
Tipton IN 46072
Phone: 765-675-1692 voicemail
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