Farmington Animal Welfare encourage pet owners to spay, neuter pets | KOB 4

Farmington Animal Welfare encourage pet owners to spay, neuter pets

Diana Castillo
Created: February 26, 2020 06:43 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M.— Officials with the Farmington Animal Welfare are encouraging pet owners to get their animals spayed or neutered.

Spaying and neutering not only makes animals unable to reproduce, but also offers other health benefits.


"They are less subject to get certain types of cancer and they live longer and of course the other reason is the overpopulation that we have of animals in this state,” said Stacie Voss, director of Animal Welfare in Farmington.

According to Voss, Farmington’s animal shelter has had issues with overpopulation. Recently the shelter celebrated World Spay Day where they fixed dozens of cats and dogs.

"We did extra surgeries yesterday because we were able to get an extra vet and some extra help over in our medical departments. It’s doing more than we normally do,” Voss said.

Donors helped cover the cost of the extra vet. To get your animal spayed or neutered, click here to sign up.

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