Animal shelters, unfortunately, are faced with the incredible burden of what to do with the overpopulation of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for. There are more unwanted and abandoned pets entering the local Humane Society and city shelter than there are people in our community willing to provide them with loving care. The widespread failure to spay or neuter your pet results in homelessness, misery, cruelty, and death for these unwanted animals. Spaying your female or neutering your male pet means that your animal and its potential offspring won’t contribute to the overpopulation of unwanted pets. You can also enjoy your spayed or neutered pet more. Spaying and neu

tering may also reduce the risk of certain health problems, helping your dog and cat live a happier, healthier, and longer life.

 The Humane Society of Grove and Grand Lake will sponsor a Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic for dogs and cats in the Grand Lake area on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. The clinic will be held at the Humane Society shelter located on Highway 10, two miles east of downtown Grove.

Your pet must be registered at the shelter prior to August 23. Cost of the procedure is income based. Payment is due at the time of registration, so please provide proof of income. Help our community and help yourself — STOP the animal overpopulation crisis by spaying or neutering your pet either through the Humane Society’s clinic or by contacting a Grand Lake community veterinarian today.

For more information about the clinic, contact the Humane Society at 918-786-7630 during office hours which are: Tuesday and Thursday 12 – 6; Wednesday and Friday 12 – 5; Saturday 10 – 4; closed on Sunday and Monday.

 Come visit the shelter during office hours to adopt the many dogs/puppies and cats/kittens waiting for a loving home. All of the animals adopted from the Humane Society shelter are spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter.