Thursday, June 7, 2007
Clinic helps prevent unwanted litters
By SUE WATSON
The Marshall County Humane Society had a successful spay/neuter clinic last week, conducting 44 surgeries, according to Carmin Marlin.
Thirty-two dogs and 12 cats received surgery, she said.
The all-day clinic was made possible by the help of society volunteers and four veterinarians – Isis Johnson, Betty Emerson from Salem, Oregon, and Raguel Fuster and Letty de Guasardoa from the Republic of Panama.
Preoperative examinations found some common parasitic infestations - fleas, ticks and ear mites - dental caries, and one dog with Cushing’s disease, Marlin said.
Twenty dogs were given rabies vaccinations, 19 were vaccinated for distemper/parvo and three cats were treated for distemper/leukemia.
“A special thanks to the county administrator’s office for their speedy resolution of our air-conditioning problem, discovered the day prior to the clinic,” Marlin said.
To schedule a pet for spay/neuter at the clinic call 662-252-6196. Surgeries are performed on Wednesdays by appointment only. Animals are received from 7:30-8:30 a.m. only and discharged at 4:30 p.m.
Surgeries on non-pregnant cats cost from $25 to $30; dog surgeries, depending on weight, cost from $40 to $65. There is no extra charge for animals in heat or early pregnancy.
Immunization shots, available only on animals admitted for surgery, cost $10 each for rabies or parvo and $15 for cat distemper/leukemia.
The Marshall County Humane Society’s services are designed primarily for low-income households and families with multiple pets.
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