The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

Clinton

June 25, 2013

Humane society lines up low-cost clinic

CLINTON — Television personality Bob Barker ended every episode of the Price is Right with his coined phrase: "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered."

In keeping with the message of overpopulation prevention, the Clinton Humane Society is doing its part to advocate the same.

On June 27 and July 19 the Humane Society will sponsor a low-cost spay and neuter clinic with One Spay at a Time, an organization based in Buffalo.

Owner and Operator of One Spay at a Time, Dr. Jeanne Hedges, has more than six years experience with spaying and neutering and seven years of private veterinary practice.

"My whole purpose with this mobile clinic is to make (spaying and neutering) affordable. For a lot of people, the cost is a major reason why they don't do it," Hedges said.

The cost to spay a cat at a veterinary clinic can range anywhere from $60 to $110. To neuter a cat the total can average between $30 to $90.

One Spay at a Time is offering the procedures for cats, weighing at least 3 pounds, at $50 for spaying and $25 for neutering.

According to Hedges, mobile clinics usually get a bad reputation for offering the procedures at such a low cost, but she is able to do so because of her low overhead.

"I usually get to work in a free space and I rely heavily on volunteers at those places," Hedges said.

Sandi Bartels, operations manager with the Clinton Humane Society, is thrilled to be a part of the spay and neuter mobile clinic because of the benefits it provides the animals and the community.

"If people spay and neuter their pets, it reduces the number of strays that we receive and have to euthanize," Bartels said.

Spaying and neutering not only reduces the population of cats and dogs, but it also has a number of health benefits as well.

Text Only
Clinton
  • BREAKING: Arbitrator rules in favor of Clinton firefighters

    Gallagher rules in favor of Union's wages and insurance proposals over the city's.

    July 23, 2014

  • 7-23-14 3B-Photo, Clinton baseball Kings feel re-energized (with VIDEOS & PHOTO ALBUM)

    CLINTON -- There’s nothing like a postseason run to get the juices flowing again and jumpstart a baseball season that at times was trying.The atmosphere around the Clinton High School program is upbeat these days. One game away from a second consecut

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • At the pool Summer heat may be temporary (wtih VIDEO)

    CLINTON — Just two days past the mid-point of summer, Clinton recorded its first 90 degree day of the season.Though it's not a very common summer trend in the Clinton area, there have actually been several July months over the years that never even r

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Best of the East enters town today CLINTON — After seeing some new scenery in the eastern portion of the Midwest League, the Clinton LumberKings are back home to welcome the top two teams from the opposite division — the West Michigan Whitecaps, who have won on average six out of ever

    July 23, 2014

  • Shooting investigation continues CLINTON — An investigation continues in the weekend shooting of a 22-year-old woman.Clinton Police Capt. Bill Greenwalt confirmed Monday that police are not considering the shooting to be accidental. He said that Ciara Donley, 22, was walking between

    July 23, 2014

  • Airport Photo 1 Construction pushed back

    CLINTON — Weather-related setbacks have pushed completion of the Clinton Municipal Airport renovation to late August at the earliest. Construction originally was slated to be completed in March, airport manager Mike Nass said.“It’s been a wet spring

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mayor walks out on closed sessions CLINTON — Citing recent legal woes endured by the Clinton City Council, Mayor Mark Vulich stepped away from two separate closed session discussions on Tuesday’s agenda.“Because of previous legal matters, I will not be participating,” Vulich said. The

    July 23, 2014

  • Students get first-hand look at non-profits CLINTON — An upcoming event will showcase Clinton area’s non-profits to incoming Ashford University students.The second Fresh START (Serving to Achieve Results Together) event will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. Students and staff members will serve at v

    July 23, 2014

  • Police search for suspects in boat thefts CLINTON — Clinton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or the people who stole two boats and damaged another boat approximately a week ago in the Clinton Marina area.Clinton Police Capt. Bill Greenwalt confirmed that two

    July 23, 2014

  • County to assist with road project CLINTON — Clinton County will apply for federal funds to assist the city of Low Moor with a road project.County Engineer Todd Kinney said Monday during the Board of Supervisors meeting that a road rehabilitation is needed on the first quarter mile or

    July 23, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook