Animal Humane Society Launches Kindest Cut

Through the generous support of Twin Cities area donors, Animal Humane Society (AHS), in partnership with private-practice veterinarian Dr. Meghann Kruck, has launched Kindest Cut, a high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter program for pets of people in need.

According to AHS Relations/Marketing Manager Deb Balzer, two mobile surgeries will travel “directly to pet owners with limited incomes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that do not have the resources to sterilize their animals.”

Balzer stresses, “Each pet owner has the ability to save the lives of other pets by simply ensuring their pet is not having unwanted litters. Spaying and neutering is one of the kindest things we can do for our pets.”

Dr. Meghann Kruck. Photos Courtesy of Animal Humane Society

Health benefits, Balzer adds, also include prevention of breast cancer and uterine infections in female dogs, and prevention of testicular cancer in males.

AHS and Kruck are reaching out to the public, working with social-service groups, community centers, rescue groups, and old-fashioned networking to share information at community events such as the Twin Cities Pride Festival, Whiz Bang Days, and Rondo Days, as well as public service announcements and social media.

AHS CEO/President Janelle Dixon notes, “For more than a decade, Animal Humane Society has sterilized all cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets prior to adoption. Now, with Kindest Cut, we expect to be able to provide an additional 20,000 spay/neuter surgeries.”

Kruck reassures, “It’s a relatively simple surgery that can have a major impact on animal homelessness, saving countless animal lives.”

Balzer invites, “If there is an area or community that would like us to come out, please feel free to contact us. With a mobile surgery unit, we can set up in a parking lot just about anywhere.”

Reservations are required. For information, visit <>, or call (763) 489-7729 (SPAY).

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