Humane Society announces cat spay/neuter clinic

| 07 May 2015 | 10:55

The Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark and T.A.R.A (The Animal Rights Alliance) clinic are teaming up again to offer a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats at the Humane Society’s Route 209 shelter.

Drop-off time for the May 14 clinic is between 7 and 8 a.m. Pick-up the same day is between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Spaces are limited and fill fast, so reserve a spot early by calling the shelter at 845-856-3677.

Payment by cash, check or credit card is requested in advance in order to hold a spot. The $70 per cat fee includes surgery, rabies vaccination, nail clipping and ear cleaning. Other services such as distemper vaccine, flea treatment and deworming are also available for an additional fee.

These clinics address one of the greatest causes of animal suffering — pet overpopulation. Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. Spaying and neutering pets prevents the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens and helps reduce many behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct. Spaying and neutering also helps pets live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Although this clinic is for cats only, T.A.R.A.’s stationary clinic in Middletown, N.Y. spays and neuters dogs for a reduced fee and also offers low cost vaccinations. For more information or to make an appointment with the Middletown clinic call: 845-343-1000 or 845-754-7100.