LUMBERTON — Veterinarians across Robeson County will offer discounted spay and neuter services from Tuesday until Sept. 13 in an effort to prevent strays and reduce the number of animals that have to be take to the county pound and often have to be euthanized.
Six animal hospitals will participate in the eighth installment of the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association’s twice-a-year SNIP initiative.
Nearly 400 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered during the initiative in March, and more than 2,500 animals have received the surgeries since the program was established in 2010.
The cost of the procedure includes anesthesia and surgery. Costs are as follows: female cats, $75; male cats, $60; female dogs less than 40 pounds, $85; female dogs more than 40 pounds, $100; male dogs less than 40 pounds, $80; and male dogs more than 40 pounds, $95. The procedure normally costs as much as $150, depending on the size and breed of the animal.
Pets owners are asked to schedule an appointment with the following veterinary clinics: Baird’s Animal Hospital, 3169 E. Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, 910-739-4998; North End Veterinary Clinic, 5791 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, 910-738-9368; Southeastern Veterinary Hospital, 1720 N.C.. 211, Lumberton, 910-739-9411; South Robeson Veterinary Hospital, 5412 N.C. 41, Fairmont, 910-628-7178; North Star Veterinary Hospital, 532 Canady Road, Parkton, 910-521-3431; and Pembroke Veterinary Hospital, 1447 Prospect Road, Pembroke, 910-521-3431.
Dr. David Brooks, the owner of Pembroke Veterinary Hospital, was injured last week during a rabies clinic when he was bitten by a pit bull. He had surgery and spoke with The Robesonian on Friday and said he was recovering well.
His clinic will participate in the SNIP program.