Clinic offers low-cost spaying, neutering for outdoor cats

Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 12:26 p.m. CDT

Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation throughout Iowa and specifically in Jasper County means taking action, and a mobile clinic later this month will offer low-cost spaying and neutering services for residents who have outside (barn or alley) or free-roaming feral cats.

The clinic, sponsored by the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Human Society, is being conducted by certified staff from the Animal Protection and Education Charity. The APE clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the league building, 5411 Liberty Ave. 

During the APE clinic, fees for spaying female cats are $50. Fees for neutering male cats are $40. This low-cost option provides many additional benefits for the animals, including vaccinations (distemper and rabies), microchip ID and parasite control (30-day treatment for ear mites, fleas, roundworms and hookworms).

Reservations are strictly required and offered to qualifying cats on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment, check in at www.ape.checkappointments.com or contact APE at (515) 460-7729.

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