FixAPet affords low-cost spay/neuter surgical procedures for pets

FixAPet affords low-cost spay/neuter surgical procedures for pets

CLARK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) – Greater than 24,000. That is what number of spay/neuter surgical procedures have been accomplished at one western Wisconsin Humane Society. What began as a service for shelter pets has expanded to a low-cost service for group pets.

FixAPet is a low-cost spay/neuter program for cats, canines and rabbits. This system on the Clark County Humane Society close to Neillsville is open to anybody from wherever. FixAPet Program Coordinator Cheri Wegner says it began out of necessity.

“Working within the shelter, we had so many surrenders of kittens and animals coming in that we couldn’t potential sustain, and we felt the best way to essentially attempt to tackle the issue was spaying and neutering,” stated Cheri Wegner.

In 2007, CCHS began its personal clinic to spay and neuter shelter pets earlier than they had been adopted. To fulfill the demand for public surgical procedures, the shelter raised cash to construct a brand new wing in 2016 with a big surgical procedure room and an examination room.

“We tried to make it very dwelling feeling. So individuals would are available in, and be very comfy leaving their pets right here for surgical procedure, and we’ve got discovered that it actually has labored nicely,” stated Cheri Wegner.

With restricted low price choices and few shelters capable of provide surgical procedures to non shelter pets, individuals drive a whole bunch of miles from different states to make the most of this system, in keeping with CCHS Govt Director Chuck Wegner.

“We at all times emphasize, we aren’t a full service clinic. We do not faux to be. We offer what the essential wants of the animals are. Spay/neuter, vaccination, boosters, some blood work, fecal assessments,” he stated.

Spay/neuter surgical procedures are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and vary from $65 to $100. There might be further costs relying on the pet’s dimension. Vaccinations occur on Mondays and Fridays beginning at $12.

“Persons are so appreciative that they are capable of care for his or her pets in a fashion they will afford,” stated this system coordinator.

FixAPet has seen two massive additions not too long ago. Earlier this 12 months, a brand new software program program was launched permitting individuals to go surfing and make their very own appointments. Practically one 12 months in the past, Dr. Ben Selvaraj moved to Wisconsin from Australia to grow to be FixAPet’s full-time veterinarian after this system’s earlier vet retired. He is initially from India however grew up in Australia.

Dr. Ben owned a veterinary follow in Sydney for greater than 20 years. He bought that follow, and his spouse discovered an advert on-line for the FixAPet job. Although he had no concept the place Neillsville or Clark County had been positioned.

“No, I had by no means heard of it,” stated Dr. Ben Selvaraj.

Dr. Ben says he thought working for a humane society sounded attention-grabbing, so he reached out to Wegner.

“I like rural areas the place individuals are extra pleasant,” he stated.

“Loads of human medical doctors are from different international locations too, and that is labored positive for many years. I believed, why not?” stated Chuck Wegner.

with Dr. Ben’s arrival and the assistance of one other vet and a tech, between 18 and 20 spay/neuter surgical procedures might be accomplished in a day. Specialised surgical procedures for shelter pets are additionally being accomplished.

“We get some actually distinctive instances that come into the shelter. Animals that basically need assistance, and we are able to now present these companies on web site the place prior to now we might have taken them to Appleton or Madison in all probability, and we’re capable of do a few of these issues right here so we’re very blissful and really grateful to have him right here,” stated Cheri Wegner.

Whereas FixAPet’s primary precedence continues to be spaying and neutering the shelter pets earlier than they get adopted, workers members say they’re blissful to have the ability to provide this low-cost service to anybody in want.

“We’ve got nice individuals working right here. Everyone takes actually excellent care of the animals, and we’re simply actually blissful to be making a distinction,” stated Cheri Wegner.

Greater than 24,000 surgical procedures and counting. Click on HERE to be taken to the FixAPet web site. It’s also possible to name 715-937-7770 or e mail.

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