Humane Society kicks off 2020 spay, neuter clinic

Published 9:33 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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The Humane Society of Pike County kicked off its annual Spay/Neuter Clinic Monday and all Pike County and Troy University students are eligible to participate.

Donna Brockmann, HSPC president, said the Humane Society of Pike County will pay the first $50 of an animal’s alteration as long as funds are available.

“We are very appreciative of the support of our Pike County veterinarians,” Brockmann said. “They know and understand the importance of having our pets spayed/neutered in reducing the number of unwanted and unloved animals here in Pike County.”

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Brockman said all five Pike County Veterinary practices participate in the HSPC annual spay/neuter program.

“Each of the veterinary practices has been allocated $4,500 this year,” she said. “That’s 90 animals per veterinarian to be spayed/neutered. That’s 450 total. We encourage everyone to do their part in helping reduced unwanted and unloved animals here in Pike County. Sadly, there are far too many.

Brockmann said the best and most effective way to reduce, what is commonly called the ‘stray’ animal population is through alteration.

The participating veterinary clinics are Jones Animal Clinic, Pike Animal Hospital, Southern Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, Trojan Animal Clinic and Troy Animal Clinic.

Brockmann said those wishing to participate in the HSPC’s Spay/Neuter Clinic should call the clinic of their choice and make an appointment for their dog or cat.

“The HSPC would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to every individual who entered his or her animal or animals in the 2020 Pet Photo contest, which is our largest source of spay/neuter funds, and to everyone who voted on these animals, the businesses that purchased ads, the people who purchased our precious Pet Photo Calendars, the businesses that sold the calendars, the people who contributed memorials and honorariums, general donations and our members.

“It truly takes a village and this village is working hard to reduce the number of unwanted animals. The HSPC thanks everyone for the support we receive and ask for your continued support of our continuing efforts toward the humane treatment of all animals.”