New Spay Spot Clinic “snips” away in reducing pet overpopulation at County Shelter
LARGO, MD – Today, the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Division (AMD) announced that its new spay/neuter clinic has reached a milestone in performing its 3,000th surgery. The low-cost Spay Spot clinic opened in July 2011 and has been providing spay/neuter services to the pets housed at the County’s Animal Services Facility and at a reduced fee to pets of County residents and area rescue groups ever since. The clinic is a partnership with Waldorf-based Last Chance Animal Rescue Inc., and Prince George’s County Government and is operated by their veterinarians and support staff.
“The No. 1 goal of the Animal Services Facility is to stop the overpopulation of animals and to decrease the number of pets coming into our Facility,” says DER Director Samuel E. Wynkoop, Jr. “With the clinic reaching its 3,000th spay/neuter surgery, we are well on our way to achieving this goal.”
Spay Spot is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Animals may be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and picked up by 3 p.m. from surgery which is scheduled by appointment only. In addition to offering low-cost spay/neutering services that start at $45 and go up according to weight, the clinic offers pet vaccinations, Heartworm tests and nail trims.
For more information on the Spay Spot clinic and its other pet services, call (301) 254-8151. For more information on AMD and its program and services, call (301) 780-7200 or visit their Web site at www.princegeorgespets4us.com.
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