Benton City pet clinic plans to move into improved facility
BENTON CITY, Wash. — A pet clinic in Benton City is looking to move into a bigger facility to improve the quality of its services for pet owners.
“Preventing Homeless Pets” provides spay and neutering services to cats and dogs that are either homeless or living with low income families.
Founder Harriet Johnson was inspired to open the clinic during her time at the Humane Society, where she befriended a cat who had to be euthanized in or to make room for others.
“At that time, I knew we had to do something,” Johnson said.
Since opening in 2009, the clinic has successfully operated on close to 30,000 pets with the help of one veterinarian and a group of volunteers.
With the new facility, Johnson hopes to add another veterinarian to the team to help more pets.
She is raising money until Jan. 15 to move into a new building with more space. It has already raised $17,000 of its $24,000 goal.