Monday, February 16, 2015

Low cost spay, neuter to celebrate ‘World Spay Day’


In honor of World Spay Day 2015, the Tehama County Animal Care Center has arranged for low cost spay and neuter services to be available to the public.
Four different veterinary clinics have agreed to donate their time to provide spay and neuter services to low income clients for $20. This is a one-day only program, held on World Spay Day, Feb. 24.
In order to have an animal altered on Spay Day, interested parties must come in to the Animal Care Center starting Tuesday. There are a limited number of appointments available, and appointments will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to low income households.
Clients will be required to pay a $20 non-refundable deposit to the veterinary clinic performing the surgery, which must be prepaid at the time the appointment is reserved.
“We are extremely grateful to have Valley Veterinary Clinic, Antelope Veterinary Hospital, Red Bluff Veterinary Clinic and Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic donating surgeries this year,” said Animal Care Center Manager Christine McClintock. “These clinics and their staff have donated a significant amount of time and energy to provide these surgeries, and we cannot thank them enough. Pet overpopulation is a huge problem in Tehama County. Spay/Neuter is the only 100 percent permanent method of birth control in domestic pets, and the most effective way to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.”
To be eligible to participate in the Spay Day program, dogs and cats must be current on vaccinations, including rabies, and dogs must be licensed. For more information on low income vaccination clinics, or how to license a dog, call the center at 527-3439.
The center is at 1830 Walnut St. in Red Bluff. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. If you would like more information regarding adopting, fostering or becoming a Care Center volunteer, call 527-3439 or send an email to cmcclintock52@sbcglobal.net.


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