‘The Fix Is In’ launches low-cost spay/neuter clinic
The Fix Is In, Inc., a Rhinelander-based non-profit organization, is now offering low cost spay/neuter services regularly in much of northern Wisconsin.
As a participant in the ASPCA?s National Spay/Neuter Program, The Fix Is In launched a MASH-style mobile High Quality, High Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic (HQHVSN). Through this program, clinic staff received a week of specialized training in New York City with ASPCA trainers. That was followed by 10 days of on-site training with the ASPCA trainers here in Wisconsin.
“We are very excited to have the support of the ASPCA to establish this clinic,” said Karla Ortman, Director. “They recognize our area as underserved and in need of this type of service. They have been wonderful to work with.”
The Fix Is In?’s clinic team is comprised of a Wisconsin state licensed veterinarian, a Wisconsin state Certified Veterinary Technician, a Veterinary Assistant and a Clinic Manager. This team travels to various locations to hold spay/neuter clinics. Currently clinics are held in Rhinelander, Wausau, Medford, Lac du Flambeau and Crandon, with the expectation that additional locations will be added soon. There are no restrictions as to who may use this service.
“We recognize and honor the strong bond between people and their pets,” said Ortman. “We see the situation humane societies are in, with high or full capacity. We want to help. We want everyone, regardless of income, to be able to be responsible pet owners and have their pets spayed/neutered. In turn, humane societies will see lower intake numbers and municipalities will have fewer issues with stray or roaming pets. It?s really a „win-win? situation for everyone.”
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (715) 550-SPAY (7729), or visit thefixisin.org for more details and clinic dates.