About Us

Overall Goals

More than 15,000 unwanted dogs and cats are killed in the Twin Cities metro area shelters every year because there are more animals than good homes. The Minnesota Spay/Neuter Project, Inc. (MSNP) was founded on the conviction that the only way to end the overpopulation problem is to stop the flow at its source—by preventing unwanted litters.

MSNP was founded in July 1999 and was granted 501(c)3 status in July 2000 to provide a unique community service to a diverse group of clients who would not have access to or knowledge of these services from other sources. Besides the immeasurable benefit associated with the quality of life for animals and residents in the neighborhoods we serve, there are also direct costs associated with uncontrolled animal population. For example, each pair of non-sterilized dogs or cats can produce an average of 3 to 4 offspring per litter (by conservative estimates), resulting in an overwhelming number of dogs and cats in just a few years.