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Hearts United for Animals
Spay & Neuter Clinic

By the end of 2013, the HUA Clinic surpassed the number of 12,000 dog and cat patients, preventing over 1 million births. Beginning at the opening day in October of 2003, the clinic gained huge popularity across the four corners of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, and far into central Nebraska. A long waiting list of clients grew.

The 35-dollar fee requested by the clinic (and waived if it is a burden) includes tests, vaccinations, and anything else our animal welfare veterinarian and staff can do for the health and comfort of the animals.

The clinic, with its state of the art equipment, operates under the high professional standards of our veterinarian, Dr. James Gigstad of Nebraska City. All patients receive pain and antibiotic injections, and oxygen and intravenous support are available at all times. Recovery time is carefully monitored by the clinic staff.

We send our most sincere gratitude to the benefactors of the clinic who make it all possible. The vicious cycle of reproduction has ended in many feral cat colonies. Pitiful big farm dogs have had their last litter of puppies. Many families of limited means will not face the burden of unwanted litters. Animal rescue volunteers working to end the misery have the help that they so greatly deserve. We thank you for caring and helping with this mission of mercy that is so dear to our hearts.

For more information or to make an appointment please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 402-274-3679.

Spay and Neuter Facts
Based on statistics published on the web site of The Humane Society of the United States in 2006:

  • The Estimated ratio of canines to felines is 30:70.
  • 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
  • Canine average years of fertility: 6
  • Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
  • Average number of puppies in a canine liter: 6-10

Many thanks to the ASPCA for their generous grant of $5,000 for SNAP feline combo tests for the feline clinic patients.

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Animal Counts

YearTotal Animals AlteredDogsPuppies PreventedCatsKittens PreventedTotal Estimated Pups & Kittens
Prevented by HUA Clinic
200338171,632212,2053,837
200484025324,28858761,63585,923
200585426325,24859162,05587,303
20061,13243141,37670173,605114,981
20071,33249647,61683687,780135,396
20081,29746444,54483387,465132,009
20091,41961659,13680384,315143,451
20101,47356654,33690795,235149,571
20111,17638737,15278982,845119,997
20121,33651048,96082686,730135,690
20131,28745343,48883487,570131,058
Totals12,1844,456427,7767,728811,4401,239,216
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