The program helps people from all income levels afford the cost of having their dogs or cats spayed or neutered.
After years in the works, the Wiregrass Spay and Neuter Clinic is finally open in Dothan.
Mici Dix, a Wiregrass spay and neuter volunteer said, "There are so many people out there who want to catch feral animals and make sure they aren't reproducing."
The goal of the clinic is to prevent overpopulation of pets in the Wiregrass, ultimately cutting down on the number of animals that have to be euthanized.
Felicia Brooks, Wiregrass Spay & Neuter Office Manager said, “because of the overpopulation of pets and the economy, people are not able to keep their pets and we have the shelters that are overflowing. We wanted to implement a program that would allow families to keep their pets and keep the population down a little bit."
The clinic is open to anyone throughout the Wiregrass and at a significant price cut.
To have your dog spayed it will cost you $65, to have your dog neutered it's $55.
Cats can be spayed for $45 and neutered for just $35.
Brooks said, “We are just trying to provide a way for people who are not making enough money or who are on hard times to get their animals fixed.”
The clinic has already served pet owners from Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. They hope their efforts will help fix the overpopulation problem in the tri-state area.
You do have to make an appointment before taking your pet to the clinic. You can reach them at 671-8111, they'll be closed for Good Friday but will reopen Monday morning.