Yakima's Spay and Neuter Clinic celebrates anniversary

YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima Humane Society Spay and Neuter Clinic is celebrating its one-year anniversary and its 6,000 surgery. 

Dr. Jennifer Fitzpatrick performed her first surgery in December of 2016 and she said it was the beginning of making low-cost spay and neuter services available for pet owners in the Yakima valley as well as for shelter pets.

After a busy year with 30 surgeries a day she hopes that by stopping the breeding cycle of community cats, it will help reduce the size of homeless pets over time and improve the quality of their lives. 

“The impact that we've been seeing is in an individual basis, we are saving lives, in some cases animals come in with unknown medical conditions and we find that the spay is what they needed to save them,” said Dr. Fitzpatrick. 

Their goal is to perform over 7,000 surgeries by December 2018 and to start seeing a reduction in the overpopulation of homeless animals within the next two to three years. 

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