January 24, 2019
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June Spay Neuter Clinic for cats and kittens in Machias

Community Author: SA Lambert
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MACHIAS — Community Spay Neuter Clinic is holding its second 2018 low-cost clinic in Washington County June 8-10, in collaboration with its partners Spay Maine and PAWS Brave Hearts. This clinic will be held at Holy Name Parish Hall in Machias for income-qualified families from throughout Washington County.

The June clinic will once again include a wellness check, spay or neuter, and rabies vaccination for all cats and kittens over 12 weeks old.  Families can also provide essential wellness services such as vaccinating for distemper, deworming and defleaing their cats and kittens for a nominal fee.

CSNC, AWS and PAWS, held the first ever subsidized spay neuter clinic in Washington County in June, 2016.  Since that time, close to 600 cats and kittens, including feral cats, have been fixed and provided with preventative care at seven community-based events, which has had a huge county-wide impact on overpopulation.  The 2018 clinics are back by popular demand, since all partners have continued hearing from local families who are eager to fix their cats and provide them with wellness care.

These clinics are addressing three important animal welfare goals: first, to improve the health and well-being of families’ beloved feline companions by making services affordable and convenient to income-qualified families; second, to reduce overpopulation of felines who may outnumber the loving homes available to them; and, third, to reduce the suffering of so many kittens who are unable to survive or thrive when they are born outdoors.

Interested families should call CSNC at 721-8395 right away to get pre-qualified and scheduled, since available spaces will fill up quickly.