There is still room for male cats that need to be neutered at a low-cost spay-neuter clinic in Lake County. The Alliance for Humane Action, Spay Illinois and Spay and Stay are joining forces this weekend in Waukegan for a $15 Spay and Neuter Clinic on Sunday, October 2 in Waukegan. There is a wait list for spays for both cats and dogs and spays (for females) and for neuters for dogs. Those interested in the wait list or to sign up to have their male cat neutered for $15 may call 877-475-7729 to make an appointment.
“The shelters are currently overcrowded and adoptions are down,” says Sharon Johnson, president of the Alliance for Humane Action – AHA! “We normally provide low-cost spay and neuter services through Wonder Lake Veterinary Hospital and do offer vaccinations at that time. On Sunday, families may take advantage of a program that offers spay or neuters for $15 per animal.”
A low-cost vaccine clinic is also available and it includes –
$15 for a one-year rabies for cats and dogs plus county tag fee
$15 for distemper
$25 at microchip, including registration
other vaccinations at a discount.
Spay Illinois is a non-profit that is dedicated to ending euthanasia in Illinois by providing affordable spay/neuter programs to all residents of Illinois. The clinic on Sunday is also co-sponsored by Spay and Stay, an organization that works with a network of volunteers and advocates to make a difference in the lives of stray and feral cats in Lake County. Spay Illinois helps subsidize spay and neuter programs for individuals that do not qualify for state programs and also offers low-cost pet vaccine clinics to help more owners care for and obtain preventative care for their pets.
“This program has been slated for Waukegan because of the large number of stray and abandoned animals,” says Johnson. “We are hoping that by focusing on communities like Waukegan, Beach Park and some of the other areas of Lake County with lots of abandoned animals, we are able to keep more animals with their families and out of shelters. Our goal is to eventually have a low cost spay/neuter option within one hour of every community. When we are able to accomplish this goal, it will allow us more time to be able to market and fund raise to subsidize spay/neuter for people that can not afford the procedure even at discounted rates.”
Learn more about AHA! Online and on Facebook; about Spay and Stay; and about Spay Illinois online, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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