Don't be a 'litter'bug

-A A +A

By Wendy Doric

Guest columnist


Wendy Doric here again from Just Paws. We have a mission that is fairly simple and we need your help by letting us assist you with spaying and neutering your pets!

Pet overpopulation is a problem in Kentucky, and throughout the United States. For every human born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are born. There simply aren't enough homes for all these animals. As a result, 7 million healthy, adoptable animals are euthanized (killed) every year. Given these statistics, the only way to break this chain is by "fixing" our animals.

Spring time is not that far away. Dogs and cats will soon be or already have begun going into heat, making pregnancy a very likely event. Our goal is to provide as many affordable options as we can, in an effort to assist you with getting your animals fixed.

First, and thanks to a kind contributor, beginning in February and running through March, you can get $10 dollars off the cost of spay/neuter surgery by calling (270) 692-1729 to make an appointment with All Paws Veterinary Services, in Lebanon. This offer is good for dogs and cats, until funds run out.

Secondly, the Marion County Animal Shelter, along with Just Paws, bring to you the services of The MASH Unit (Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital). They will be performing spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats, ages 4 months and up. The prices are as follows:

Female dogs - $60

Male dogs - $50

Female cats - $45

Male cats - $35

Call the Marion County Animal Shelter at (270) 692-0464 to schedule your pets.

Lastly, I am excited to inform you, Just Paws applied for and was awarded a large grant to be used for dog only spay and neuter surgery vouchers. Now is the best time to get your dogs fixed, and yes that means male dogs also. Just Paws will be back out at Norby's Farm Fleet, starting the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vouchers are for dogs only. The vouchers are good for 30 days. These vouchers are redeemable at all of our local veterinarians in Marion and Washington counties, as well as a few in Taylor County. We are looking forward to seeing you soon at Norby's.

Please remember that "fixed" pets are happier and healthier pets. Come out and be a part of the solution.

 Editor's note: Wendy Doric is the president of Just Paws.