About Prevent Homeless Pets
We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing low cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. We are currently serving the Central Washington and Eastern Oregon area.
Our mission is to collaborate with individuals and humane rescue groups in order to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats by promoting and facilitating access to affordable, high volume/high quality spay and neuter surgeries in a professional clinic environment.
As a nonprofit, Washington State Law allows us to serve two groups of animals:
- The first group is unowned animals including feral/stray/abandoned cats and dogs, as well as adoptable animals through other nonprofit rescues and shelters.
- The second group is privately owned pets of low income qualified individuals-based on federal income guidelines.
NOTE: If you wish to schedule your pet(s) please complete the “Low-Income Application” so we may determine if you will qualify.
Prevent Homeless Pets was incorporated in January 2009. In 2009 while working out of borrowed/rented veterinarian offices the clinic managed to spay/neuter 1,284 cats and 89 dogs. In 2010 working under the same conditions PHP spayed/neutered 1,287 cats, 45 dogs.
In 2011 the numbers steadily increased to 1,700 cats and 165 dogs spayed/neutered. 2012 saw a larger increase in the number of animals spayed/neutered, 1,739 cats, and 152 dogs.
Prevent Homeless Pets proudly opened the doors to their own clinic on September 6, 2013, at 812 Della Avenue, Benton City, Washington.
Since 2013 our numbers have continued increase from 2,509 cats and 178 dogs in 2013 to 2014 we spayed/neutered 3,446 cats and 882 dogs. We continue to expand and provide more surgeries each year.
December 2017 we fixed our 30,000th animal!!!
Again, we found ourselves outgrowing our space…
We moved to our new building!
A friend of ours, Sebastian Tindall, passed away suddenly in 2016 but he remembered us in his will with a generous donation. Meanwhile, St. John’s Lutheran church of Benton City was looking for a buyer for their activity building while being able to retain their church building for continued use. We believe the partnership will be a positive one for both parties.
On December 4, 2017 we signed papers for our purchase of our own building! This priceless gift will enable us to continue and expand our services to our communities.