Changes to our Pennies for Pets Program
Effective April 1, 2016: The cost to purchase a Pennies for Pets voucher will increase from $35 to $45. The Humane Society of Southern Illinois has helped alter pets since 1997. Since the beginning of the program, we have provided 7,703 vouchers to the public at the low cost of $35. The price of a voucher has not been raised since the introduction of the program . During that time The Humane Society of Southern Illinois has, with the help of donations and grants, spent $523,450 to create the opportunity for those surgeries to happen. Unfortunately, the time has come that we cannot escape the inflation of our economy. The Shelter will continue to pay an additional matching cost of $45 to the participating veterinarian that does the procedure. We are grateful for your continued support with this program and hope to continue helping decrease pet overpopulation for many years to come! If you would like more information contact us. If you would like to make a donation to help support this program please visit our Donate page.