MCAS Announces Successful Free Public Spay/Neuter Event for Montgomery County Dogs
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Montgomery County Animal Services (“MCAS”) recently partnered with BISSELL Pet Foundation to host and fund a five-day free public spay/neuter clinic for owned dogs in Montgomery County.
The clinic was held to help alleviate shelter overcrowding by preventing unwanted litters. From Sunday November 6th through Thursday November 10th almost 270 dogs were spayed or neutered at the event. The dogs also received free of charge age-appropriate vaccinations, including rabies, a microchip, a heartworm test and an e-collar.
“We are excited to have partnered again with the BISSELL Pet Foundation. This time to provide a much needed public spay/neuter event to the dogs of Montgomery County,” said Aaron Johnson, MCAS Director. “MCAS, as well as most of our area shelters, is overcrowded. One of the reasons for this overcrowding is the limited access to low/no cost public spay/neuter services. It is through collaborative events such as this, however, that we can save animal lives in our community! We hope to have opportunities to schedule additional free public spay/neuter clinics in 2023.”
“With shelters and rescues at capacity, the need for spay/neuter is critical. Proactive pet sterilization procedures address the root cause of animal overpopulation by preventing unwanted births,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “We are committed to impacting the lives of both homeless and owned pets in Montgomery County by making spay/neuter services more accessible to the community.”
Johnson also added, “We look forward to partnering with the BISSELL Pet Foundation for another successful fee-waived ‘Empty the Shelters’ adoption event in December. Details on that event will be released soon.”
For more information about MCAS and our various programs, including forthcoming information on the December “Empty the Shelters” adoption event, follow us on Facebook at Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas or on our website at mcaspets.org.