Day USA 2002
In cooperation with the Meade County Veterinary Service and the Midway Veterinary Clinic, PINS hosted a Spay/Neuter Clinic as part of Spay Day USA. The clinic was originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th. Due to a large demand, the clinic was expanded to include Thursday, February 28th.
Prices for spaying and neutering dogs and cats were drastically reduced by the veterinarians for this clinic. In addition, PINS helped defray the cost of the spay or neuter with vouchers that ranged from $20-$30, depending on the species and sex of the animal. This was done as part of the PINS Prevent-a-Litter (PAL) program. As a result of Spay Day USA and PINS PAL, 48 animals were spayed and neutered. An additional 53 were spayed or neutered after the event. Their owners called in after the vet schedules were full, but PINS provided vouchers to help offset the cost of these procedures. A total of 101 animals in the county were spayed or neutered as part of this drive.
Special thanks to Doctors Jones and Benham and their staffs, especially Glo Brady and Amy Wathen for their individual efforts. Thanks also to Dee Wise and Marilyn Crickmer for feeding the vet clinic staffs on February 26; Marylynn Kitson and Claudia Cooper for assisting Dr. Benham's staff; Sandy Campbell and her friends for the CD; the Meade County Messenger for allowing us publicity space; and to Liz Bell for thinking of and coordinating the wreath festival that produced the money for the event. Thanks especially to all the great folks involved with PINS who make all the things we do go so well, and especially to Deb Sobel who was primarily responsible for making this event happen!
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. -- and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth ratios exist, there will never be enough homes for all of the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats, dogs, kittens and puppies face early deaths as a form of animal control. Others are left to fend for themselves against automobiles, the elements, other animals and cruel humans.
What can you do to stop the suffering? Spay and neuter your pets!!!!
Pets in Need Society