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Donation to pay for free, local spay/neutering of pets

January 18th, 2013 - 6:48am

(Port Angeles) -- The local humane society is using a big donation for big spay and neuter program.

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society executive director Mary Beth Wegener says they received a 10-thousand dollar donation.

She says that'll be used to provide 100 free spays and neuters this year through the shelter.

The humane society already operates a Spay/Neuter Assistance program as a low-cost options for cats and dogs living in Clallam County. Owners must meet certain income requirements in order to qualify for the program.

Last year, 239 low-cost spays and neuters were provided through the shelter. Typically the individual is asked to pay for a portion of the surgery and the shelter pays for the remaining cost. Thanks to this donation, the entire cost will be covered.

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