CANINE CRUISIN': Rutherfordton, NC

WNC's Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic

Lifesaver The over-population of dogs and cats in WNC and the Upstate is evident in shelters every day. The same problem exists nationally. The solution to the stray, abandoned, and unwanted companion animal dilemma is this: only by implementing widespread sterilization programs, only by spaying and neutering all companion animals, will we get a handle on pet over-population.

That is the mission of Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, an organization that is both regionally and nationally prominent. Humane Alliance serves 23 counties and partners with over 40 animal welfare organizations within a 100 mile radius of Asheville. Humane Alliance has spayed/neutered over 200,000 dogs and cats in WNC since its founding in 1994. Humane Alliance sterilizes an average of 120 animals daily, or close to 23,000 annually, with 70 percent of them being transported to the clinic.

Humane Alliance also operates a mentoring/training program, the National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) that helps other organizations learn how to open and operate self-sustaining clinics in their communities. As of May 2009, NSNRT has trained 55 organizations in 23 states. In 2009, Humane Alliance started a new training program for veterinary extern students and private practitioners.

Humane Alliance is open to the general public, providing affordable spay/neuter, along with low-cost vaccines given at the time of surgery. the clinic is located at 25 Heritage Drive, off Leicester Highway, in Asheville, NC. For more information, call (828) 252-2079.

Humane Alliance helps reduce animal over-population by offering high volume, high quality, affordable sterilization to WNC and, through its training programs, to the entire country!


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