Ward 5 Spay/Neuter Event Exceeded Expectations

Last weekend more than 1,100 animals were serviced at the MASH Free Spay/Neuter event, which significantly exceeded its goal to serve 500 animals. A total of 424 dogs and 376 cats were spayed or neutered and another 350 animals were scheduled for free surgery and vaccinations at a future time. “Thanks to the collaboration of the Sunnyside School District, the Ward 1 and Ward 5 Council offices, animal groups and organizations, the volunteers and most importantly, the 25 veterinarians who signed up to help. The event was a huge success and a good step to help control our pet population,” said Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres. Spaying and neutering is an important step to end pet overpopulation and homelessness. In addition, pet owners are encouraged to license their dogs. Having a dog license is not only the law, it makes it easier to find your pet if it gets lost.