We held the first spay/neuter clinic in the town of Richfield through the Pets for Life program (a grant the Shelter received through the Humane Society of the United States). While we have been providing free spay/neuter clinics for Richfield residents since December of 2015, this was the first clinic done in town with the help of the Idaho Humane Society and their mobile spay/neuter trailer!
The Shelter’s Pets for Life program has altered over 450 animals at no cost for residents of Fairfield and Richfield as well as provided vaccinations, pet food, collars, and tags.
Patients were picked up at their homes and transported to the mobile unit which was parked in the center of town. We had a veterinarian and licensed vet tech from the Idaho Humane Society as well as a volunteer vet assistant provided by the Animal Shelter. Volunteers Holly Mora and Rachel Sanker were both instrumental to the success of the day!
Our goal for the first clinic was to alter 40 animals, and we are happy to report we were successful! 38 cats and 2 dogs were altered! Our next clinic is scheduled for October 12th. We’re hoping to spay and neuter even more animals, and continue this great partnership!