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Spay/Neuter Clinic planning is underway

Editor,

Once again the Lake County Spay/Neuter Task Force is planning a two-day spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats sometime in late May. Our team includes the Mission Valley Animal Shelter (MVAS), Life Savers Animal Rescue (LSAR), as well as support from Polson Animal Control, Tribal Animal Control, local veterinarians and volunteers.

Last spring we hosted a highly successful two-day “free” clinic in Polson and 230 dogs and cats were sterilized. Many of the females were pregnant and vets estimated 605 births were avoided. Unfortunately, a second clinic planned for last fall had to be cancelled because we had no funds, which makes a clinic this spring even more vital in preventing unwanted litters.

However, in order to provide this essential service, the Task Force needs financial support from the businesses and residents of Lake County. Each two-day clinic costs between $7,000 and $9,000 to fund a specialized spay/neuter MASH-type mobile unit and team of vets, vet techs., medical supplies, food and lodging to travel to our area and provide this service.

This combined effort has been successful in keeping animal overpopulation under control in our communities for the past three years. We will post dates for the clinic as soon as funding is ensured. If you can help with a donation, which is tax deductible, please send to the address shown below. If you have questions regarding financial matters, please call Pam Gibson at 883-3336 or 250-9479.

Thank you for your support.

Linda Crawford
for the Lake County Spay Neuter Task Force
Polson

 

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