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JCARL mobile clinic offers low-cost spaying, neutering for outdoor cats

Published: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 11:36 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 11:37 a.m. CST

Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation throughout Iowa, and specifically in Jasper County, means taking action. A mobile clinic later this month will offer low-cost spaying and neutering services for residents who have outside (barn or alley) or free-roaming feral cats.

The clinic, sponsored by the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society, are being conducted by certified staff from the Animal Protection and Education Charity.

The APE clinic will be held at the JCARL, 5411 Liberty Ave. in Newton,

beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

During the clinic, the fee for spaying female cats is $50. The fee for neutering male cats is $40. This low-cost option provides many additional benefits for the animals:

• Spaying or neutering 

• Vaccinations (distemper and rabies)

• Microchip ID

• Parasite control (30-day treatment for ear mites, fleas, roundworms and hookworms)

Reservations for this low-cost clinic are strictly required and offered to qualifying cats on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment, please contact APE at (515) 460-7729.

Individuals or groups interested in making tax-deductible financial contributions to benefit the shelter’s operational needs and programs may send checks to: JCARL, 5411 Liberty Ave., Newton, IA 50208.