Mountain View Humane Reaches 60,000 Surgeries!

Mountain View Humane is proud to announce that it has achieved a historic spay/neuter surgery milestone – 60,000 surgeries! The clinic opened in Christiansburg in 2010, providing affordable, high-quality spay and neuter services to the general public, while providing education on the benefits of aggressive spay and neuter programs.

Spay/neuter is a simple solution to the complex problem of euthanasia epidemic, which destroys 2.7 million animals each year and is a direct result of animals left unaltered in communities.

The 60,000th surgery was a friendly dog named Lady Bug. Lady Bug is a one year old Australian Cattle Dog mix, and is the 60,000th pet who received surgery! Lady Bug’s owner, April Dickens, was very excited that her baby was the 60,000th surgery and came to Mountain View Humane because of the care she could receive and the affordability of both the spay surgery and vaccinations.

For Mountain View Humane, the 60,000th surgery means it is striving to fulfill its mission to end pet overpopulation by offering low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries, along with preventative care services in the form of vaccinations. The work is far from over, as we look toward creating the next tens of thousands of surgeries to prevent unwanted litters and ensuring communities filled with healthy pets.

As for Lady Bug, this surgery will help eliminate the risk of certain cancers that are common for unspayed females. Getting your pet spayed or neutered not only prevents overpopulation, but helps eradicate certain cancers in both males and females, as well as reducing behavioral challenges associated with unfixed pets.

To celebrate Lady Bug as the 60,000th surgery, she received lots of goodies picked out just for her. Both April and Lady Bug were very excited to receive a dog bed filled with toys and treats to celebrate this milestone!

Our mission is to end pet overpopulation in the New River Valley and surrounding communities. While this tireless goal, every pet that is spayed or neutered brings us one step closer. We will continue our mission by offering affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries, where we strive to sterilize any dog or cat that needs it, regardless of the owner’s ability to pay. To achieve this, Mountain View Humane raises funds to subsidize surgery costs for roughly half of our clients. Approximately 46% of owned patients have some portion of their fees paid through subsidy funding.

For more information about the Mountain View Humane, contact Sylvie Peterson at 540-676-5498 or speterson@mvhclinic.org. Like us on Facebook!