One spay and neuter clinic in BayCounty has over one thousand reasons to wag their tails. In just 12 weeks that’s the number of furry friends the organization has fixed and sent out for a litter free life in the Panhandle. In the first week the clinic fixed just 24 animals. Now the clinic does that and more in just one day.
The concept for the clinic is simple. Provide spay and neuter services at an affordable costs. The fee for cats is $35 and for dogs under 50 lbs, $50, for doges 51 lbs and up, its $70. "A lot of people want to do the right thing,” Said Operation Spay Bay Treasurer, Terry Cotter. “They just haven't been able to afford to and it makes them really happy to do what they are supposed to keep them from breading. So, yes, it puts a smile on our face to see them walk out of here with their little Fluffy or Tommy, spayed or neutered." By providing discounted services and quality care, the clinic aims to drastically reduce the Panhandles stray problems.
For a $60 deposit, the clinic loans catch and release cages for feral cats. People can drop off the cats and pick them up fixed the following day. The cage deposit is returned after use. The clinic is always in need of donations to help keep costs low. The operation is always in need of; bleach, detergent, cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, towels, copy paper and sharpie pens. The clinic has set a goal of 7,000 animals a year. Starting July 1st, a $10 fee will be added to services for rabies shots.
OperationSpayBay is located at 1600 Bay Ave, Panama City, Florida.