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New Spay/Neuter Clinic in Watsonville
Last year Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) announced the opening of a brand new spay/neuter clinic at 150A Pennsylvania Drive, Watsonville, CA. This new clinic expands services for SCCAS’ current high quality, low-cost spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and microchip program, PLANNED Pethood. The clinic is a collaborative effort between SCCAS and Friends of Watsonville Animal Shelter (FOWAS).
The goals of the new clinic are to help provide affordable spay/neuter veterinary services to the residents of South County to help reduce the County’s homeless animal population (SCCAS takes in nearly 6,000 animals per year) and to help residents comply with current animal ownership laws.
On Saturday, June 6, 2015, we'll be hosting our annual Healthy Dogs Shots Fair at our new clinic. Click the graphic below for all the details!
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Receives $86,000 Grant to Provide FREE Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Watsonville Cats
Additionally, SCCAS secured a grant from PetSmart Charities for $86,000 to go towards FREE spay/neuter for cats that reside in zip code 95076. Cats will also receive a FREE microchip (includes registration), rabies and FVRCP vaccinations! Registration and scheduling can be completed at both SCCAS shelter locations: 2200 7th Ave. in Santa Cruz and 580 Airport Blvd. in Watsonville. Cat owners should not bring their animals to register.
All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by a licensed veterinarian with a professional focus on spay/neuter procedures. Surgeries include a preoperative exam by a veterinarian, pain medication and dissolvable sutures. Dogs over 7 years of age and cats over 10 years of age require a blood panel test done by SCCAS for $55 for the safety of the animal.
Feral cats residing in the City of Watsonville will receive an ear tip. Feral cats residing in all other areas as part of a colony (group of two or more feral cats) will receive an ear tip and must be registered with SCCAS. Feral cat colony registration is free, but feral cats must be tested for feline leukemia and feline immune deficiency virus at the time of surgery for a fee of $14.
“SCCAS receives a high percentage of animals and field service requests from zip code 95076, says Melanie Sobel, SCCAS general manager. “This targeted spay/neuter, microchip and vaccination initiative will help end unwanted births, increase the number of animals returned to their owners, and save taxpayers’ money at the same time.”