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Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs This Sunday in Puna

May 16, 2013, 12:58 PM HST
* Updated May 16, 4:44 PM
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Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary will hold a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for puppies and dogs in lower Puna on Sunday, May 19.

The clinic will be held at the Leilani Estates Community Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Puppies must be at least nine weeks old in order to spayed or neutered. Clinic fee is $50.

Owners need to pre-register their dogs for the event. Dogs should not be given food or water after 8 p.m. the night before the surgery and they need to be brought to the clinic in between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

So far this year, the group has offered spay/neuter clinics on a near-monthly basis, with clinics for cats and dogs on alternating months.

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Next month, Rainbow Friends will hold a spay/neuter clinic for cats at a location yet to be announced. There is a flat fee of $30 for the cat spay/neuter clinic, with financial assistance available.

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“We are trying to cut down on the population of unwanted dogs and cats and have found that this is the best way to accomplish that,” said clinic coordinator Sandi Alstrand.

“We’re so excited that we’re able to provide these clinics on a monthly basis to the community, and hope to continue them throughout the year.”

Rainbow Friends, a no-kill animal sanctuary located in Kurtistown, currently houses 80 dogs and 250 cats, the majority of which are available for adoption.

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To register for the clinic, or for more information, call Alstrand at 896-5816 or Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary at 982-5110.

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