The Animal Protective Foundation’s Community Spay and Neuter Clinic has reached its 3,000th spay and neuter surgery since the beginning of this year! Thanks to an increase in community outreach and public support in helping to control the pet population, this figure is already 20% higher than the number of surgeries performed in all of last year.
The Community Spay/Neuter Clinic is the APF’s answer to the community’s pet overpopulation crisis. The beautiful, state-of the-art surgical center enables the APF to further its commitment to high-quality, low-cost surgery with the singular goal of reducing the number of homeless and unwanted animals in our communities. Since it’s opening in 2013, the clinic has performed a total of 6,637 spays and neuters.
The clinic’s services are intended for those who cannot otherwise afford to have their pets altered. It also supports the work of shelters and rescue organizations and enables Good Samaritans caring for feral cats to manage them humanely and affordably. For every dog and cat that can be spayed or neutered, it is estimated that the shelter can prevent the births of 55 animals with no place to call home. For more information on the APF Community Spay and Neuter Clinic, call 374-3944 Ext 121 or Ext 125.
Seen here is Dr. Durham and her three-thousandth spay/neuter patient for the year!