The Animal Spay Neuter Clinic in Auburn is celebrating 25 years helping the community. They opened their doors on March 3, 1993 and since then over 370,000 cats and dogs have been altered. Founded by Dede Shaw, Nancy Mcalpin and Julie Anderson they offer spay/neuter, vaccinations, a low cost vaccine clinic, and a low cost wellness clinic striving to provide excellent and affordable dog and cat spay and neuter surgeries to the general public, rescue groups, and shelters. The clinic’s mission is to end overpopulation and the killing of animals in shelters; thus, spaying every cat and dog before they have any offspring is our goal.

There is a huge need for the services that Animal Spay Neuter offers. Too often domestic and feral animals mate resulting in litters that are either not cared for or that end up being given away with no plans to stem the population growth resulting from these encounters. It becomes a spiraling cycle with many animals landing on the street without proper care or immunizations. Many end up in shelters where they are euthanized. Safely altering in heat or pregnant patients is also done here.

They are doing free cat surgeries right now extending into May and June.

The preventative services that the clinic offers (spay/neuter and vaccinations) along with the wellness clinic are a valuable service to the greater Placer community. The need for these services was also great enough in the Sacramento area that another office was opened there in April 2014.

There are twelve employees in Auburn, twelve in Sacramento, as well as six veterinarians in Auburn, and six in Sacramento.

Surgeries are performed by appointment on Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday and Thursday. Surgeons alter puppies and kittens that are eight weeks and older, healthy, and meet minimum weight requirements. The Vaccine clinic / wellness clinic operates Tuesday / Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm. The clinic will also be open on Mondays through August from 10am to 2pm.

Current programs being offered are:

• Free spay/neuter for all Placer County cats through May 31, 2018. This is a grant provided by Petco Foundation with a matching grant from Placer County.

• Free spay/ neuter for any feral cats. This is a program provided by a private donor.

• Free spay/neuter for cats in El Dorado County.

The clinic is a 501-c3 community service non-profit led by a Board of Directors consisting of Dede Shaw, Nancy McAlpin and Diana Mittelberger. And is located at: 3524 KOA Way, Auburn CA 95602. The phone is 530-889-08800. Appointments are highly encouraged for the clinics and required for surgeries. Please be responsible and make an appointment for your pet today!

Donations are always welcome and appreciated. You can mail yours to the address above or donate through our website using your credit/debit card.

Website: www.animalspayneuter.com also on Facebook.

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