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How You Can Help

Brick Fundraiser

A Great Gift That Gives Back

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of Nutmeg’s history. Give a tribute that will last for decades. 

An engraved brick is a great way to mark a special occasion, dedication, or to remember a loved one, whether two- or four-legged.

Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic is able to provide reduced cost spay/neuter surgery and related services by having the support from individual and corporate donors, grants, and other fundraising efforts. We partner with other non profits to address complex challenges and further our mission. We are among a community of caring individuals and groups who work together to help end the problem of overpopulation. Our partners contribute more than money – their volunteer power, shared passion, and in-kind support help us support our local community. Nutmeg Clinic is grateful for every donation. On behalf of every family and furry friend who benefits from your kindness and generosity, we thank you. Please explore the options how you can contribute and please consider helping our cause.

Donate Now

Thank you for visiting Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic where we serve companion animals and free roaming animals. Imagine a world with a forever home for every dog and cat – it starts with accessible, affordable spay/neuter services for every pet, every family, every community…and you. Your generosity in any amount is greatly appreciated.

Wish List

With the amount of surgeries we perform every week, we go through supplies very quickly! If you can add even just one item from our list to your grocery cart, it would be a big help to us. Don't want to schlep items to our door? Have Amazon.com do it for you via our Amazon Wish List!

Volunteer

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of companion animals? Can you carve out a little time from your busy schedule to spend some time with a kitty who'd love a brushing and some cuddling? Are you adept in graphic design, crafts, or social media? Do you have experience in the veterinary field? We would love to meet you! We are hopping 7 days a week (even when we aren't open for surgery), and we could always use a hand! Please email info@nutmegclinic.org and request more information!

Pets for Life

The Pets for Life philosophy recognizes that a love of pets transcends socio-economic boundaries, and no one should be denied the opportunity to experience the benefits and joy that comes from the human-animal bond.

Pets enhance humans’ lives, and everyone who chooses should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love and meaningful relationship a pet brings. The bond people have with their pets should not depend on income, the zip code they in, or the language they speak. Everyone who wants to provide a loving home to animals deserves access to the resources that help keep pets happy and healthy. At Nutmeg, we break down the barriers many pet owners face to help keep pets happy and healthy in the homes they have.

Since 2012, our clinic has performed more than 48,000 spay/neuter surgeries to stop overpopulation for cats and dogs. Surgery at our clinic is at reduced rates to all clients, and we also accept State vouchers for payment. Perhaps our most impactful contribution is to the companion animals living within our underserved and impoverished households. It is for these companion dogs and cats that we provide our services free of charge.

Your tax deductible donation will help families in need and their pets live together for life!
Please donate what you can now – every contribution helps.

Pets and Families We Serve

Through the program, we provide free spay/neuter services, wellness care, pet supplies, transportation support, and share information with residents of our focus areas, the 06607 and 06608 zip codes.

Within these zip codes, which are the most underserved in Bridgeport, Connecticut, nearly 35% of residents are below the poverty level and the median household income is just over $30,000, well below the State average. Also, there are next to no pet resources in the immediate area, such as veterinary clinics or big box stores. Approximately 63% of residents are Latino and 30% are African American. Furthermore, the percentage of renters in this area is more than double the state average. Often, renting forces families with pets to pay higher rates, or more distressing, forces families to give up their beloved companion.

Through our outreach, we have discovered that most pets met are unaltered and 96% of pet owners in this geographic area have never contacted an animal service agency. This statistic further illustrates the lack of connection to service providers in underserved communities.

Since implementing the program in late 2017, we have already made a positive, transformational change for the people and pets of Bridgeport. Since late 2018, we have served over 2,400 individual pets, and given more than 10,050 medications, services, and other supplies at no cost to families. The conversion rate, which is the number of pets spayed or neutered out of all the unaltered pets met through Nutmeg Clinic, is 83%. This metric further illustrates that lack of access to resources is a primary roadblock to veterinary care in this community, proving wrong the long-held misconception that this segment of the population is opposed to the spay/neuter procedure.

On April 17, 2019, Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic was awarded the coveted “Pets for Life Community Cup” by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)! As an official mentorship of the Pets for Life (PFL) initiative, and the first of its kind in Connecticut, Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic was recognized by the HSUS for building positive relationships and establishing strong community outreach in the spirit of the PFL program. Our clinic was awarded as ‘the organization that has connected with their community in profound ways and truly loves people'.
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Success Stories

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Meet Millie & Jorge

What does ‘Pets For Life’ really mean? For some folks, keeping a pet (or pets) for life can be challenging when faced with the many

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From Felicia to Lily

A kitten was brought to Nutmeg Clinic by a valued client who came in to pick up her pet, who had just had surgery. Our

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Volunteer Interest Form

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Online appointments temporarily suspended

Due to high demand for our services, our online booking system is temporarily deactivated.

Please send us an email at info@nutmegclinic.org

to request an appointment or ask questions. This is the quickest way to reach us and receive a response.

No email? Leave a message at 203-690-1550.

PLEASE only contact us once to avoid delays.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY
AristoKats Veterinary Care for Cats
Dr. Geri Katz
636 Kings Hwy East
Fairfield, CT, 06825
203-690-1099

Cat Clinic
Dr. Barbara Fanning
30 Germantown Road
Danbury, CT, 06810
203-748-2287

Companion Animal Hospital
Dr. Kenneth Prell
100 Lansdale Avenue
Milford, CT, 06460
203-822-1100

Greenwich Animal Hospital
Dr. David Kramer
430 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
203-869-0534

Mobile Veterinary Clinic
Drs. Reid & Pickerstein
165 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT, 06611
203-261-9223

Naugatuck Veterinary
Dr. Stacey Dallas
562 B Rubber Avenue
Naugatuck, CT, 06770
203-723-7187

Southport Veterinary Center
Drs. Hart, Larson & Jafowski
2131 Post Road
Fairfield, CT, 06824
203-259-5295

HARTFORD COUNTY
Double A Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Andre Autorino
106 Nott Street
Westhersfield, CT, 06109
860-529-0668

Windsor Animal Clinic
Dr. Pennington
46 Poquonock Avenue
Windsor, CT, 06095
860-688-4969

LITCHFIELD COUNTY
Candlewood Animal Hospital
Dr. Raymond Malzel
117 Kent Road
New Milford, CT, 06776
860-355-3008

NEW HAVEN COUNTY
Madison Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Ouelette
1260 Durham Road
Madison, CT, 06443
203-421-3300

VCA Baybrook Hospital
Dr. Lee Lipsitz
56 Quirk Road
Milford, CT, 06460
203-882-8600

NEW LONDON COUNTY
Gronton-Ledyard Veterinary
Dr. Brittany Banning
5 Lorenz Industrial Parkway
Ledyard, CT, 06339
860-642-3450

Niantic Animal Hospital
Dr. Lee S. Carpenter
9 Lake Avenue
Niantic, CT, 06357
860-691-0667

TOLLAND COUNTY
Willington Veterinary Center
Dr. David Mordasky
195 River Road
Willington, CT, 06076
860-487-4817

WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Scarsdale Animal Hospital
Dr. Starr
741 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
914-723-0290

WINDHAM COUNTY
Animal Hospital of Putnam
Dr. Smith
1 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT, 06260
860-866-4765