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(S.D.)-Low-Cost Spay And Neuter Clinic Coming To Hot Springs  Listen

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 08/29/2013 04:07 PM

(HOT SPRINGS)-There is a low-cost spay and neuter clinic coming to the Hot Springs area on Wednesday, September 4th. Claire Shogrin with the Northwest Nebraska Humane Society says she realizes that pet care is difficult to afford for some people and that this may be one of the only such clinics available in the area for quite some time because the veterinarian who used to visit Chadron offering similar services has since moved to New Mexico. The clinic will take place at the Battle Mountain Humane Society and will also have a rabies clinic open to the public from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
 
Shogrin explains a little bit about the clinic.
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That Web site is www.operationpetsinc.org. Individuals do need to set up an appointment for their pet. For those living in the Chadron area, Shogrin says she is available to help pets make it to Hot Springs for their surgery.
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Shogrin says there are a slew of benefits that comes from spaying and neutering pets.
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Shogrin says feeding a pregnant cat or dog and then all her babies when they arrive can get costly. She says it also feels good to help control the animal overpopulation epidemic.
 
If dogs and cats are not up-to-date on their shots when they head to Hot Springs, Shogrin says rabies shots will also be provided at $10 each.
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Clinic prices for cats are $25 to neuter, $45 to spay. Dogs under 40 pounds are $50 to neuter and $65 to spay, and dogs over 40 pounds cost $70 to neuter and $90 to spay. Dogs over 80 pounds cost $100. There are some possible additional costs, so for more questions, visit operationpetsinc.org for more information. If you’d like Shogrin’s help in transporting a pet, give her a call at 719-661-8896. You can also give her a call if you’d like to find out more about becoming a doggie or kitty foster parent or if you’d like to donate in other ways.
 
For those who are unable to make it to the Hot Springs clinic, there will be a few other opportunities in the Black Hills region. The clinic will be available on Wednesday, September 11th, at the Rapid City Petco; Wednesday, September 18th in Gillette, Wyo., at The Mutt Hutt and at Oodles Grocery, Thursday, September 19th; October 9th at the Rapid City Petco; and October 16th in Custer. Make sure to call ahead for an appointment.
 
(Questions? Comments? E-mail news@chadrad.com.)
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