After outgrowing its downtown facility, The United Coalition for Animals
(UCAN) recently opened a fully equipped spay and neuter clinic in Camp Washington. The 12,600-square-foot clinic, with more operating rooms and recovery areas, will serve the community’s high demand for affordable spay and neuter services.
UCAN’s relocation was made possible thanks to a grant from The Joanie Bernard Foundation
(JBF), a private foundation established to decrease the death of cats in shelters.
“[JBF] looks to fulfill the mission of creating a no-kill cat nation,” says Deborah Cribbs, chair of JBF board. “Our primary focus is to give access to low-cost spay and neuter services to the community at large.”
The new facility, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will provide low-cost spay/neuter services to the community to prevent the over burdening of shelters and unnecessary cat and dog deaths.
UCAN purchased the new facility, as well as new surgery tables, and will add of one or two more veterinarians, resulting in more surgeries, says Melanie Corwin, UCAN executive director.
UCAN, founded in 2001, has completed more than 60,000 surgeries since its inception. A large part of why people don’t spay or neuter their pets is because of the cost, or they don’t have access to services. Unwanted or unexpected births result in abused, neglected and homeless pets, which increases shelter intake and usually results in euthanasia.
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