Spay/neuter clinic to open in February – Riverside-PE.com

The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center will open the newest spay/neuter clinic in Riverside sometime in early February 2013.

Located at 6165 Industrial Ave., the LifeLine Spay/Neuter Clinic received $96,500 in funding from PetSmart Charities for start-up equipment and supplies to the clinic, which is anticipated to perform 8,750 spay/neuter surgeries annually. Spay/neuter surgery fees will range from $35 to $65, depending on the gender and type of pet.

“Our goal is to make spay/neuter services more affordable to pet owners who might not otherwise be able to sterilize their pets,” says Denise Perry, executive director. “With thousands of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats being euthanized every year in our city, these services are essential to solving our homeless-pet overpopulation problem.”

Part of the PetSmart Charities grant funding includes specialized training for the Pet Adoption Center’s LifeLine Spay/Neuter Clinic staff at the Humane Alliance in Asheville, N.C., which operates the National Spay/Neuter Response Team, the nation’s only training center for spay/neuter organizations to learn how to open and operate high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinics.

Information: www.petsadoption.org

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