Mountain View Humane Reaches 75,000 Spay/Neuter Surgeries!

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Mountain View Humane is proud to announce that it has achieved an historic spay/neuter surgery milestone – 75,000 surgeries, during its 10th Anniversary! 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 75,000th surgery was a sweet kitten named Oliver. Oliver is an adorable five month old kitten and is the 75,000th pet who received surgery! Heather Suthard shared that a kitten was found at her husband’s work so they took him home and named him Dexter. They really felt that Dexter needed a brother who could play with him and they rescued little Oliver, who always wants attention and is always up for playing with his family. Heather and her family were very excited that their baby was the 75,000th surgery and came to Mountain View Humane not only because of the importance of neutering her pets, but because of the care pets receive and the affordability of both the spay surgery and vaccinations.

For Mountain View Humane, the 75,000th 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 preventive 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 Oliver, this surgery will help eliminate the risk of certain health problems that are common in unneutered males. 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 Oliver as the 75,000th surgery, he received lots of goodies picked out just for him. Both Oliver and his family were very excited to receive a toys, treats and a self-cleaning litter box 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 540-382-0222 or speterson@mvhclinic.org. Like us on Facebook!