Animal clinic celebrates life-saving milestone | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- The North Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic
marked the milestone of its 5,000th surgery Sunday with an open house. Such clinics have
been in the spotlight many times this year, as some groups want them to close
their doors. Making matters worse, a bill aimed to help keep them open failed
The clinic in Huntsville is still going
strong, thanks to support from the community. Reaching the milestone of 5,000
surgeries is remarkable, given that the clinic has only been open for a year
and a half.
Clinic officials said the real cause for celebration is
the number of lives saved. They believe fixing animals is the key to reducing
euthanasia. They said it is making a big difference in this community, where
feral cats and dogs that have big litters are a problem, not to mention the
thousands of animals the pound is forced to put down each year.
"It makes it safer for the community too,
because when your animal is fixed, they are better behaved and will have a
rabies shot," explained Beverly Dezenberg. "Chances are you are not going to
have animals roaming around, posing dangers to society."
The clinic provides services at more
affordable prices to make it possible for lower-income families to get their
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