Suncoast Humane Society reaches 5,000 spay/neuter surgeries

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To the Editor:

Suncoast Humane Society’s preventive health care clinic is proud to announce that it has performed its 5,000th spay/neuter surgery. The clinic, located at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, performs spay and neuter surgeries for cat and dog owners of any income level. By offering affordable services, it encourages everyone, regardless of income, to properly care for their pets.

We hope to see a continued increase in the number of animals spayed or neutered through our clinic’s services, and an eventual overall reduction of animal surrenders to our facility. This begins with an increase of the overall ratio of altered pets to unaltered pets coming into our care. Spaying and neutering of companion animals is the primary focus of our “No Birth” campaign, the logical solution to lowering euthanasia rates at open admission animal shelters.

Suncoast Humane Society believes that spaying and neutering of companion animals is a necessary requirement for the effective control of the homeless animal population. It also is beneficial to animal health and behavior. Having your pet spayed or neutered is an essential component of responsible pet ownership.

Suncoast Humane Society’s preventive health care clinic services are by appointment only. For more information, pricing, or to schedule an appointment for your pet, call the Society at (941) 474-7884 Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact Suncoast Humane Society or visit humane.org, or stop by the adoption center at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood.

Suncoast Humane Society has been serving animals and people since 1971. Founded as Englewood Animal Aid Society, the organization’s services and programs were soon challenged to meet the demands placed on them by the pet over-population crises.

Expansions to their facility in Englewood during the 1980s and 1990s helped the Society to more effectively provide for a growing service area. To reflect the changes, the organization became Suncoast Humane Society. Today their service area includes Charlotte County, most of Sarasota County, and the Boca Grande portion of Lee County, a total of over 450 square miles.

Phil Snyder

Suncoast Humane Society

Englewood