Thanks To Your Support, Over 400 Pets Were Spayed/Neutered In Alaska

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Greater Good Charities’ Good Fix team arrived in the remote city of Moose Pass located in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. The shortage of veterinarians and the rising costs of vet care are impacting the citizens of Alaska as well.

Thanks to your generous donations, the support of locals, and the devotion of the volunteers and staff, a free clinic took place in late March that resulted in 406 cats and dogs being spayed/neutered.

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It took a village, literally, to arrange and make the clinic a success. The Good Fix team arrived at Moose Pass Fire Department to convert an area to a surgery and recovery space. A local lodge, which is usually closed this time of year, opened to offer free lodging to the team.

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The team spent the next few days examining, treating, and neutering over 400 dogs and cats. People came from several nearby and distant towns to have their beloved pet treated.

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Pet owners patiently waited in the long line outside the station with their pets eagerly sticking their heads out the window for their turn.

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The clinic ran smoothly with three surgeons spaying and neutering with another vet doing examinations. A separate medical team kept a close eye on the pets as they recovered.

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The shelters in the area are beyond full and this clinic will help reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens.

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One local woman, Skylar Gifford, understands that spaying/neutering is the best way to control pet populations. She drove over two and a half hours with six dogs – most of them not hers- to the clinic to get the pets sterilized.

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She works with a local rescue and is heartbroken by the number of homeless pets. She told Peninsula Clarion, “Our rescues are full, our shelters are full. Good dogs are being euthanized because nobody will take them and it’s really devastating.”

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Dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds greeted the staff – some were more excited than others – and showed their gratitude with kisses and soft purrs.

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Greater Good Charities states, “This work is so important, as it provides a free veterinary care opportunity for pet owners in an area with limited access to this care, and lightens the burden on area shelters which face overcrowding, especially during puppy and kitten season.”

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The Animal Rescue Site supports Good Fix and their goal to reduce pet overpopulation through free spay/neuter clinics. To date, Good Fix has safely sterilized more than 56,000 dogs and cats! The specially trained team heads to underfunded areas to help sterilize pets and stray animals to save lives and reduce the number of pets entering shelters.

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These vital clinics are possible due in part to your generous donations, so thank you! Continue to help fund these clinics and join us in saving lives.

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It costs just $20 to sterilize a cat or dog, preventing hundreds of unwanted kittens or puppies. Donate now!

Check out more photos of treated pets at the free clinic your donations helped fund.

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