Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s new mobile veterinary clinic is now providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to cats and dogs in Transylvania, Rutherford, and Haywood counties, with plans to expand to more counties throughout western North Carolina.
The mobile clinic, which was made possible by a generous donation from Fido Fixers, is operated by a team that includes a veterinarian, two vet assistants, and a clinic manager. The mobile clinic expects to serve approximately 6,000 animals in its first year and was created in response to a change in policy that drastically reduced the availability of spay and neuter appointments at western North Carolina’s high-volume clinic, the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance.
“We know that spaying and neutering makes animals less likely to roam, reduces the risks of certains types of cancer, and ends the cycle of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens ending up in already-crowded animals shelters,” says Holly Amann, Clinic Manager. “Access to affordable spay and neuter surgeries is very limited in the areas we’re traveling to, and even more so with the recent changes at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance. We’re finding that many people haven’t spayed or neutered their pets simply because the service hasn’t been available in the past, or that they didn’t have a way to get their animals to Asheville. That’s why we’re so excited to be able to bring an affordable and accessible spay and neuter option to communities throughout western North Carolina.”
Fees are as follows:
Male cat neuter – $50
Female cat spay – $55
Male dog neuter – $60
Female dog spay – $65
The mobile clinic also offers vaccinations on the day of surgery as well as other services such as heartworm testing, disease testing, and microchipping at reduced costs.
Their new mobile veterinary clinic is just one way Brother Wolf is fulfilling their mission to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build No-Kill communities.
To learn more and to see when Brother Wolf’s mobile clinic will be visiting your area, visit www.bwar.org/mobile-clinic. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call (828) 490-1578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation to help offset the costs of running the mobile clinic, please visit www.bwar.org/donate or call Lorili at (828) 767-2060.