Free Spay and Neuter Clinic

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A litter of puppies can make a huge mess. So, if you don’t want cute little furry animals crowding up your home, you should consider getting your pet fixed! In St. Landry Parish, residents can fix their pets for free.

The Bissell Pet Foundation is sponsoring a free spay/neuter clinic for dogs in St. Landry Parish. Their goal is to prevent unwanted puppies from ending up on streets. The four-day clinic will be held at the Yambilee Building on February 13-16.

If you are interested in attending, you will have to sign up at the St. Landry Parish Animal Control office. Then you and your dog will have to attend a wellness clinic at the Yambilee Building on January 30 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. NO appointment is necessary. Just make sure you and your dog stop by sometime before 6 pm. At the clinic, your dog will get vaccinated and receive a microchip. This is all free of charge. No cost to you.

At the wellness clinic, you will show proof that you and your pet are residents of St. Landry Parish. A personal driver’s license or state ID is acceptable.

There are lots of unwanted pets that end up homeless because shelters are overwhelmed. Besides reducing the number of pets roaming the streets, there are a few other benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.

After the procedure, a dog’s behavior changes. Males are less aggressive and females will not go into heat. It also prevents cancer and infections. And finally, dogs are less likely to roam. When dogs roam, they put themself in danger of getting hit by a car.

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