The Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County opened in March with a goal of ultimately performing 5,000 surgeries a year once fully operational for 12 months.
Early results indicate that might be a reasonable goal. Over the past nine months the clinic, with help from the Pet Adoption Center and Humane Society, has performed 995 procedures on animals in the county.
Other numbers released last week are also cause for optimism. Tamee Penley, supervisor of Burlington Animal Services, said the clinic had already successfully reached about 800 adoptions this year and is hopeful for more in 2011.