Wiregras Spay & Neuter Alliance Needs Help

By: Martha Spencer Email
By: Martha Spencer Email

With the stray animal population on the rise, an increasing number of animals are being euthanized. That's why the Wiregrass Spay and Neuter Alliance needs your help in protecting our four legged friends.

Many veterinarians say spaying and neutering your pet is the most humane way to prevent animal overpopulation, a serious problem that is leading to a growing number of euthanized animals.

Veterinarian Laurie McCall said, "since we are a low cost spay and neuter facility we do depend a lot on donations from the public, and we appreciate anything that the public can do to support us".

Since opening their doors in March of this year, The Wiregrass Spay and Neuter alliance has fixed nearly twelve hundred dogs and cats. The majority of these animals have been household pets, but the alliance hopes to start working with shelters soon.

"Every little bit helps, whether its one dollar or a hundred dollars, because we're a non-profit organization so what ever money comes in goes to surgery it just comes back out to pay the bills, we don't have anything extra." said Felicia Brooks, with the Alliance.

The clinic is a low cost option that offers excellent care for their patients.

"Its really important that when an animals waking up from anesthesia that they stay warm, that their body temperature is maintained, we have them on blankets on heated floor so that keeps them nice and warm and helps their recovery go smoothly" said McCall.

The clinic was designed so that animals in recovery have eyes on them at all times. But in order to stay open, the clinic needs professional and public support. Pet food, monetary donations, and volunteer time are in constant demand.

Brooks said, "most of the clients that come to the clinic don't have veterinarians, so we need the support of the veterinarians so we can refer these clients to them".

Spay and neuter fees are thirty five dollars for male cats, fourty five for female cats, fifty five for male dogs, and sixty five dollars for female dogs.

If you would like more information on how to help, or make an appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered, call the alliance at 671-8111. Their hours are Monday through Friday 8 am through 5 pm.

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