Shelter struggles to fill spay/neuter appointments
Doña Ana County, NM (KTSM) — Despite population numbers that continue to grow and an abundance of puppy and kitten litters at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley this spring, shelter director Dr. Beth Vesco-Mock says appointments for affordable spay and neuter procedures at the facility remain vacant.
Since Jan. 1, 2014, the shelter has taken in over 1,000 puppies, which is only 20 less than the same time period in 2013.
“If you didn’t know already, we’re here to tell you now,” said Dr. Vesco-Mock, “there is no reason for responsible pet owners to not get their animals spayed or neutered. We are here to help.”
If you are a resident of Doña Ana County, the cost for spaying and neutering at the clinic runs $35 for dogs and $25 for cats.
To take advantage of an open appointment, call the shelter directly at (575) 386-0018.