Willamette Humane Society’s (WHS) low cost Spay & Neuter Clinic performed its 15,000th Spay/Neuter surgery on December 27th.
“Keyes,” a 4-month-old male grey and white striped tabby received the noteworthy surgery, and will be available for adoption on January 10th.
“Having performed 15,000 spay or neuter surgeries for both public and shelter pets in three years is quite an accomplishment,” said Joan Towers, Executive Director. “This milestone demonstrates the dramatic need to reduce unwanted litters and ensure every adoptable pet can find a loving home.”
WHS offers low-cost, affordable spay/neuter surgeries to pet owners in thanks to the many donors and volunteers who support the local non-profit, celebrating almost 50 years of service in 2013. Jamie Fitzpatrick, Shelter Operations Director noted that “individual donations and targeted grants enabled WHS to further subsidize a percentage of the spay/neuter procedures for households with limited income to support our pet community.”
WHS Spay and Neuter Clinic focuses solely on spay/neuter surgeries, to reduce the number of pets surrendered to animal shelters. Fees are based on species and gender and if deemed sufficiently healthy for surgery by the Clinic’s veterinarians rather than on a pet’s weight.
Visit www.whs4pets.org to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
News Release from: Willamette Humane Society