Each year approximately 8 million pets enter shelters, and an estimated 4 million must be euthanized â€“ simply because they do not have a loving home. The Community Spay-Neuter Clinic is part of the Humane Allianceâ€™s National Spay-Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) and is the fifth NSNRT clinic to open in New England in just the past two years (there is one each in VT, RI, CT and MA). As part of the NSNRT program, our staff are trained in high-volume, high-quality, targeted low-cost spay-neuter to benefit pet owners who cannot otherwise afford to have their pets spayed or neutered. This Program has been created for pet owners and caretakers with genuine financial need, for the control of unwanted pet populations. The NSNRT is a strategic training program designed by Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter clinic to address a national epidemic. Dr. Sara White â€˜s response to â€œCheap spays, neuters wonâ€™t fix the animal overpopulation,â€ describes the function and effectiveness of a program such as NSNRT. The vision of NSNRT is the strategic placement of this spay/neuter model across the nation. Our nationâ€™s best defense against all of the sources of shelter intake is targeted, aggressive, high-volume, high-quality, low-cost sterilization.