LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley is offering free spay and neuter services Thursday.
The center has about 15 slots available and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
ASCMV reported between 2009 and 2013 Dona Ana County has one the highest dog and cat intakes per capita in the nation.
The center estimates about 69,000 cats and dogs have been brought in and about 55 percent of those animals have been euthanized after only being able to adopt about 11,600 pets.
The center will begin receiving animals at 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. or until all the spaces are filled.
Pets must be healthy for surgery or will be rejected.
For more information contact the ASCMV at 575/382-0018.