Events

Sisseton Events:

Spay/Neuter Clinic

We’ll be holding a spay/neuter/vaccination clinic on Thurs, July 29- Sat July 31, 2021 at the Sisseton Wahpeton College. Check in will begin at 8am and it will be first come first served. The clinic will fill up each day, so please plan to be there early.  The first two days we’ll expect to take about 40 animals for surgery. The last day of the clinic will be a half day, as clinic staff will need to pack up and drive back to the Twin Cities. That day we’ll take about 20 animals. Animals can be spayed or neutered as long as they are 8 weeks old and weigh 2 lbs.

Please check back closer to the event for more information on the exact location at the college. If you can afford vetting for your animals, please take them to one of the local veterinarians, and save space at this clinic for those that can’t afford it.

Community Vetting Program

Because our first spay/neuter clinic was cancelled in 2020, we knew had to come up with an alternative, to keep animals in the community safe from disease, and prevent an overpopulation problem.

If you need help getting your dog or cat spayed (girls) or neutered (boys) and vaccinated, please contact us.  You can reach out to us via email at laketraversedogs@yahoo.com or message our Facebook page.  Please send the following information:

  1. Your name, phone number, if you are a tribal member, and if you’re on any kind of assistance or social security.
  2. Your pets name, breed (or color(s) and size if breed is unknown), their age, and if they’ve had any vetting done in the past.

Once we have this information, we’ll put you and your pet on the approved list, so you can call and schedule your own appointment.  If you’re not on our approved list, and call the vet clinic, it will not be covered by LTAR. We are primarily using the Wilmot Vet for full vetting services (Spay or Neuter, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccines). Wilmot Vet prefers animals to be 5 months old in order to do surgery.  Pets must be 4 months old to get rabies vaccines.  If your pet is already spayed/neutered or is too young, we are utilizing the Sisseton Vet for vaccinations.

There will be no cost for anyone on assistance.  There will be a $20 copay for everyone else.  If you can afford to vet your pet on your own, please do not request this service.  We can help more animals if we focus on those that can’t otherwise afford it.

We thank all of our veterinary partners for giving us discounted rates, that allow us to help more animals.  It costs us WAY more than $20 to vet your pet.  We pay for this through fundraising, donations and grants.

If you have any questions, please email laketraversedogs@yahoo.com.

Joan