Local nonprofit offers surgery special in honor of National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Pearl, MS – April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, a month in which we raise awareness of important issues facing animals in our country. Mississippi Spay and Neuter believes that one root cause of cruelty toward animals is overpopulation; when dogs and cats breed uncontrollably and have unwanted litters, they are more likely to be dumped, abandoned, or neglected.
In honor of this important month, Mississippi Spay and Neuter is offering $20 neuter surgeries for male cats. (Regular price: $50)
Cats must be:
Weigh 3lbs or more
Be under 6 years of age
Give the Big Fix Clinic a call to make an appointment: 601-420-2438. A rabies vaccine is required if your cat is not current, which can be administered at the clinic for $10. Check out msspan.org for a full list of services and prices.
Mississippi Spay and Neuter’s pet sterilization program at the Big Fix Clinic proactively helps fight the Jackson Metro Area's dire pet overpopulation problem. The clinic is located at 100 Business Center Parkway in Pearl. Low-cost services are available to pet cats and dogs as well as stray and feral cats. Over 31,500 surgeries have been performed at the clinic since its opening in 2008.
Our Mission… To reduce euthanasia and suffering of homeless animals by providing affordable spay and neuter; by engaging the cooperation of the community and by raising awareness of pet overpopulation.
Over 70,000 cats and dogs are euthanized in Mississippi each year. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years, while a pair of dogs and their puppies can produce as many as 67,000 puppies in 6 years. The solution is within reach of every pet owner with a commitment to spay or neuter.
Currently, MS SPAN provides pet owners living in 42 counties or 82% of Mississippi's residents with access to low-cost spay/neuter services either through their voucher program, high-volume spay/neuter clinic (the Big Fix Clinic), and/or through their referral services to the other 3 high-volume clinics around the state as well as referrals to other animal welfare groups with "Animal Care" funding. MS SPAN also offers free transport services from 3 locations in a 90-mile radius to the Big Fix Clinic. Since the organization’s founding in 2005, it has subsidized and/or performed over 61,500 surgeries.
For more information on Mississippi Spay and Neuter and its programs, call 601-420-2438 or visit www.msspan.org.