The Humane Society of Ventura County is proud of the success and heritage of its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic at their Shelter property in Ojai, Calif. The Shelter's veterinarians have performed approximately 80,000 alteration surgeries since opening in 1986. “We are committed to providing crucial services to the public to help control pet over-population,” said Jolene Hoffman, Shelter Director for the HSVC.
It is estimated that nationwide, there are 32.6 million unaltered pets. The need for controlling pet overpopulation is especially great in the at-need communities of Ventura County. According to the ASPCA, female cats can breed three times a year and have an average of 4 kittens per litter. Dogs can breed twice a year with litters of 6 – 10 puppies. In just seven years, one unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens; one unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce 97,000 puppies.
Nationally it is estimated that less than 50 percent of pets are spayed or neutered in households with a $35,000 annually income. For those households below the poverty line, less than 10 percent of their pets have been spayed or neutered. "We want to reach out to the communities with the most need by offering no-cost spay or neuter surgeries, on location," said Dr. Sisk. To achieve this, the HSVC is seeking support for a mobile spay and neuter vehicle. For more information please contact Diane Duncan, HSVC Director of Development at 805-437-9056.
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