Spay and neutering non-breeding animals

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. Animal Health Center is partnering with Eastern Wyoming College Vet Tech students for a two day Spay Day.

Spay Day is used to provide discounted spay and neuter surgeries on pets to reduce unwanted litters and the overpopulation of animals. The male’s surgery will take about 20 minutes while the females take 45 minutes. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Spay Day was created back in 1995 and Animal Health Center has been participating since then.

This day is used to provide discounted spay and neuter surgeries on pets to reduce unwanted litters and the overpopulation of animals.

“There’s three million animals euthanized or put to sleep each year in America because they don’t have homes,” said Dr. Paul Ragone, Veterinarian. “This is our attempt to help with that problem because it’s not their fault.”

Pre-registration for this event is currently closed but residents must fill out a pre-registration form at the clinic which includes the owner’s name, animal’s name, species, gender and proof of rabies vaccination.

EWC Vet Tech students are experiencing real life scenarios by getting hands on experience handling animals, doing pre-surgical exams under supervision and assisting in surgery and recovery post up.

There are 70 appointments set up between today and Thursday.

To prepare, staff had to clear their schedules, get surgical supplies and clear areas to hold all of the pets.

The male’s surgery will take about 20 minutes while the females take 45 minutes.

Each pet will stay there to recover after surgery but owners can pick them up the same day.