GAIN Spay and Neuter Clinic to be held at the Ordot Community Center

by Guam Animals in Need
Stripes Guam

Guam, September 5, 2018 - Guam Animals in Need (GAIN) and Humane Society International (HSI) had previously planned to hold their upcoming spay and neuter clinic at the University of Guam (UOG). Due to unforeseen circumstances, the clinic will not be held on the campus.

Guam Animals in Need (GAIN) and Humane Society International (HSI) are now partnering with the Ordot Chalan Pago Mayor's Office to host their week-long, low-cost spay and neuter clinic.

Surgeries will be conducted by a team of three visiting veterinarians, assisted by GAIN’s clinic veterinary technicians, with the goal of performing 150-200 surgeries over the course of the clinic. Five local veterinarians will also be volunteering as support staff.

The temporary clinic is part of the Spay Neuter Island Pets (SNIP) Program, a joint venture by GAIN and HSI to provide affordable and safe spay/neuter services to Guam. “Spaying and neutering your pet reduces aggression, roaming, and extends a pet’s life by reducing rates of cancer,” said SNIP Program Coordinator Samantha Mullen. She continued, “The only way to solve our stray animal problem is by spaying and neutering both owned and unowned animals, so we encourage everyone to participate and spread the word.”

The clinic will be held at the Ordot Community Center, located near Jose U Atoique Ball Park. “By partnering with the Mayor’s Office, we’re excited to provide an opportunity for community members to come together for a good cause,” said Samantha Mullen. “Finding a venue so last minute for this kind of event is near impossible, but the Mayor’s Office came to our rescue without hesitation and we are so grateful for their support,” added Mullen.

This event was made possible by the generous contributions made through the I CARE initiative at Wyndham Garden Guam and Days Inn Guam of Sentry Hospitality.

The clinic will perform these services in dedication to Dr. Lynn Raulerson, who was a beloved professor at the University of Guam for 41 years and a true animal lover.

The public is strongly encouraged to spay/neuter their pets. The clinic will offer cat and dog sterilization services to the public for just $40 per animal. Surgeries will be performed on September 8, 10, and 12, and are open to all in the community.

Services for the upcoming clinic are available by appointment only. Please call the clinic at 653-6717 or the GAIN Animal Shelter at 653-4246 to schedule your pet.

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