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Animal Alliance South Cumberland (AASC) wants to thank everyone who is making the decision to spay and neuter their pets. Many of you saw a mobile van parked at the old high school in Tracy City last week and stopped to see what was going on. AASC was pleased to be able to bring another spay/neuter resource to the community to continue the work to meet the demand to reduce pet overpopulation and abandonment on the mountain.
In addition to the ongoing transports to Wally’s Friends Spay/Neuter Clinic in Red Bank, AASC is very happy to bring a mobile spay/neuter clinic to the mountain. This mobile clinic has been provided by Fido Fixers in Connecticut as part of their mission to increase spay/neuter services in the rural South. Prevent-a-Litter Connection in Madisonville, TN is operating the mobile clinic while it is in Tennessee, and AASC is very grateful for their support and hard work. This mobile unit is staffed with a full time veterinarian and two vet techs. The surgeries are done on site and the pets return home the same day.
Fido Fixers was set up at the old Grundy County High School in Tracy City on December 16 and 17 and 41 pets were fixed. AASC can’t fix all the animal problems on the mountain, but we can fix all the animals. Please call today at 931-235-9006 for more information about the ongoing assistance programs and to schedule an appointment to fix your pets.
On December 19, the Wally’s Friends van came and picked up more pets to be fixed at their clinic and 39 more pets were done, with 77 dogs and cats fixed that week. AASC helped spay and neuter 519 pets here in our service area in 2013. Each of these surgeries represents at least five less unwanted puppies or kittens on the mountain during the next heat cycle. Since AASC began the program, they have done 2,387.
However, AASC needs your support to continue bringing the Fido Fixers to the mountain. Many people think the services provided by Wally’s Friends or the Fido Fixers mobile unit is free. AASC has to pay for each spay or neuter, rabies vaccination, and other necessary services provided by these clinics and has been doing so for over five years. We ask each person who brings in a pet to pay as much as they can, so the program can continue. However, most pet owners can only afford to pay a small amount. AASC relies on grants, fundraisers, and local donations to do these surgeries. Please help AASC do this most needed work by making a tax exempt donation at AASC, P. O. Box 627, Tracy City, TN 37387. For more information, go to www.animalalliancesouthcumberland.org.