Many Made Spay/Neuter Clinic A Success

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Editor:

The Payson Humane Society would like to say "thank you" to all the people who made the latest visit of the Arizona Humane Society's Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic a success. The clinic and personnel were here on June 6 through 8 in the Bashas' parking lot. Thirty-nine animals were spayed or neutered during this three-day visit.

We would like to thank Bashas' for allowing the Spay and Neuter Clinic to use its parking lot. We would also like to thank the many restaurants that donated meals to feed the clinic's personnel while they were here. They include Cucina Paradiso, Tiny's Restaurant, Safeway Deli, Arby's, and Del Taco. Tim Hughes and George Randall of Payson Concrete donated money to help defray the cost of the motel rooms for the clinic personnel.

Of course, we thank the Arizona Humane Society for sending its equipment and personnel here to help curtail our pet overpopulation problem.

One female dog and her offspring can be the source of 67,000 puppies in just six years. One female cat and her offspring can be the source of 420,000 cats in only seven years. If we can continue to spay and neuter, we hope that Rim Country's overwhelming burden of unwanted animals can be reduced and a home found for every one.

In addition, we would like to thank KMOG, KRIM, and KCMA radio stations and the Payson Roundup for making sure that the people of Payson were aware that the Clinic was coming to town.

Thanks also to PAWS in the Park and Gerry Levine who subsidized most of the costs for our spay/neuter rebate coupon program. Fifty $20 rebate coupons were distributed to people to use when they had their animals altered, either at the clinic or by local vets. Almost all the coupons have been redeemed to date.

Most of all, we would like to thank the people of Payson for stepping up to deal with the problem of pet overpopulation and making the effort to alleviate the suffering of animals in our area. Keep up the good work.

Barbara Brenke, Payson Humane Society Board of Directors

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