Chances are if you live in our area you know of someone we have helped.

2017 was a huge step for this little program which started as bringing in outside veterinary services and just subsidizing the surgeries, to becoming our own medical service.  We started by purchasing "Wanda", a 31' trailer which had been modified for spay neuter services. 

Then began the task of raising funds to purchase 60+ surgery packs, 2 more anesthesia machines, autoclaves, towels, sewing surgery wraps, surgery drapes, gowns, kennel beds, and creating our own paperwork. We are still refining our procedures but 406 animals were successfully spayed and neutered by our medical team working inside that trailer this summer and fall.

Our final clinic in November sterilized 76 animals in two days, 35 of whom were female cats. We have a good solid working clinic- the medical staff is comfortable with "Wanda" and the volunteers confident in their abilities to perform the duties we need to do to, from pet intake to sending the pet home and the many steps in between.


Changes in 2017

The majority of the animals we have helped are owned by individuals who qualify through public assistance or meet low income guidelines. People who care for barn cats, ferals, and free-roaming cats do not have meet income restrictions.
Our clients are primarily from these counties, but we allow anyone who meets our qualifications and is a resident of Minnesota to participate. 

Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau 

​We also provide information regarding services closer to a pet owner's home if there is something available
. We maintain a list of all spay/neuter clinics in Northern Minnesota on our Clinic Information.

Making A Difference In People's Lives

      Pet Fixer Board 

  • Stacy Erickson
  • Brina Ellison
  • ​Heidi V
  • Susan Hazard secretary
  • Pam Hudson  treasurer
  • Sue Dearholt
  • Karla Merhar * Amazing Volunteer 
  • ​Paul Yule  chairman