Humane Society spay, neuter program underway

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Humane Society of Pike County’s 2019  Spay/Neuter Program is underway with $15,000 for Pike County pet owners who want to take advantage of this opportunity.

Donna Brockmann, HSPC president, said $3,000 has been allocated to each of the veterinarians who practice in Pike County.

“This program is open to all Pike County residents and to Troy University students,” Brockmann said.  “The HSPC will pay $50 towards the procedure and that is a big savings for pet owners.”

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All five veterinary practices in Pike County are participating in the HSPC Spay/Neuter Program: Jones Animal Clinic, Dr. Christine Simmmer; Pike Animal Hospital, Dr. Lawrence Johnston; Southern Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, Dr. Steve Barron; Trojan Animal Clinic, Dr. J.W. Maddox; and Troy Animal Clinic, Dr. Robert Hawkins.

“Our region has an overabundance of unwanted, unloved and uncared for animals,” Brockmann said.”Altering our animals, cats and dogs in particular, is the only humane way to reduce this population. Our shelters and rescues are full. Please spay/neuter your animals.”

The HSPC is issuing a challenge for 2019.

“The challenge is for all residents of Pike County and every Troy University student who is able to please consider spending at least one day volunteering at the Pike Animal Shelter or with the Troy Animal Rescue Project (TARP). You won’t be able to walk away without being able to see the need for spaying and neutering.”

The HSPC’s annual spay/neuter program is made possible by participation in the humane society’s annual Pet Photo Contest and Pet Calendar.

Brockmann expressed appreciation to all those who entered a pet, those who cast votes, those who volunteered with the program and those who purchased calendars.

The 2019 calendars are still available in area businesses.

“The year is still young so there is plenty of time to enjoy the calendars,” Brockmann said. “These funds directly support our spay/neuter program. So, we all benefit from the reduction of abused, neglected and abandoned animals.”