The goal of Payson Humane Society is not only to treat the symptoms of the disease of pet over-population, but to eliminate the disease itself.
The answer lies in spaying and neutering. To help achieve that goal, the Humane Society has arranged the following in conjunction with Spay Day USA on Feb. 26.
Several more low-cost spay/neuter clinics have been scheduled. The last clinic held in January was successful. Twenty-one animals were spayed or neutered. Officials of the Payson Humane Society thank the responsible pet owners who took advantage of this clinic.
The next clinic will be held on March 25. It will again be hosted by the Plateau Land Mobile Clinic, (a division of Second Chance Center for Animals in Flagstaff) and Payson Humane Society. Appointments may be made by calling the clinic at (888) 241-9731.
More information will be published as the date approaches. Other clinics are scheduled for May and August.
In addition to the clinic, Payson Humane Society has applied for a renewal of a grant which funds a spay-neuter assistance program for dogs. As soon as the funds are available, information will be published about that program as well.
The "Trap, Neuter, Return" program run by Payson Friends of Ferals (part of PHS) continues to make a big difference in reducing the feral cat population.
In the three years it has been in existence, over 500 feral cats have been spayed and neutered. Money to run this program is provided by a grant from PetSmart Charities, donations, and fund-raising events held by the group.
Interested pet owners may call the Payson Humane Society at 474-5590 for more information about these programs.
To learn more about the organization and the animals available for adoption, visit their Website at www.paysonhumanesociety.com.