I just got this one today from our OCGDA group leader. If you follow this blog I’m sure you know about the over population in our local shelters. Many agree that spaying and neutering your pet can drastically reduce the number of animals euthanized in our shelters each day.
Here’s the information I received from an email today:
Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic
Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic of South Orange County is opening Wednesday July 16th, 2008!
We need your help if this endeavor is going to succeed. Most everyone understands and believes that spay and neuter is the key to drastically reducing the number of euthanized animals in shelters. Efforts like The Pet Rescue Center are fantastic but do little to stem the tide. Many of you have personally requested that I focus on low-cost spay and neuter. Well, not only have I done that at Alicia Pet Care Center, but now I have built a facilty specifically dedicated to that effort. Additionally, all net proceeds from the Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic will be donated to The Pet Rescue Center.
Now I need your help. We need to get the word out immediately to the public that this option exists. I anticipate to have some significant media coverage but it is slow in coming and I cannot rely on it at this time. I have also sent out several emails and phone calls for some financial help but have received none. This means that we are running with no safety net in place for slow days.
I need you to send out this email to some of your email list and suggest that they do the same.
I need you to utilize our services if you are with a rescue group.
I need you to print the flier (webpage) that is available here: www.affordablespays.com and display it at your place of business.
I need you to contact anyone that you know in the media (tv, online, newspaper, magazines, etc.) and request that they do a story on spay and neuter and our effort to save the pet world.
We truly need your help if this is to succeed. I thank you in advance for all of your efforts on our behalf. You are doing much to ensure a solution to this ever growing problem in Southern California.
Wish us luck!
Dr. Matthew Wheaton
The Affordable Spay And Neuter Clinic Flier
You can click on the image below to magnify the size.
Here’s text of most of the information contained on the flier:
Make your appointment today…Call (877) 277-7938
or Email: info [at] affordablespays [dot] com
Open Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
|Cat Neuter: $50||Cat in heat surcharge: $20|
|Cat Spay: $75||Cat pregnant surcharge: $30|
|Dog Neuter under 20lbs: $75||Dog in heat surcharge: $30|
|Dog Neuter over 20lbs: $100||Dog in pregnant surcharge: $50|
|Dog Spay under 50lbs: $100||Vaccines: $12-$17 each|
|Dog Spay over 50lbs: $2 per lb.||Microchip: $25 plus 1st year registration|
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Panel (Optional): $50
(determines your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia)
Small Umbilical Hernia Repair: $50
*Sorry, we do not accept personal checks*
Cash or Credit Card only
All cats must leave the clinic in a cat carrier. If you cannot provide one when you drop off your cat, one can be purchased for $7
We do not accept any animals other than Dogs and Cats
Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay and neuter services but with a high quality service. Most patients will receive an iv catheter and iv fluids during their procedure to ensure proper hydration and blood pressure. (Male cat neuters will not routinely receive iv catheters due to the short procedure time.)
Our patients will also be anesthetized with safe anesthetic agents and will be maintained during their procedures with Sevoflurane which is seen as the safest inhalant anesthetic in veterinary medicine. Patients will have anesthetic monitoring via pulse oximetry, EKG, and blood pressure. All patients will be sent home with pain medications at no extra charge.
We recommend but do not require pre-anesthetic blood work for all surgeries. Blood testing can be performed at an additional cost in the clinic the day of the procedure.
Our doctors are experienced and trained specifically on methods to increase safety and efficiency with spays and neuters. We only employ veterinarians that are licensed in California.
Best Of Luck To The Clinic
I don’t usually like to forward emails, so anytime I come across something I feel like forwarding I just post to my website. Hopefully I can bring awareness to some and help out the Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic.
I haven’t visited the Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic, but I’m also wondering if they offer reasonable prices on puppy vaccinations. Have you visited the Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic? Let us know what you think about the clinic in the comment section below.