New Leash on Life closes spay and neuter clinic closes

Staff Reports • Updated May 15, 2014 at 11:28 PM

New Leash on Life’s board of directors voted at its Wednesday meeting to shift the focus of their spay and neuter services for the area’s dogs and cats from a fixed location to the mobile Spay Station.

Effective Friday, the Fix for Life Clinic at 511 W. Baddour Pkwy., in Lebanon will close and no longer accept appointments for spay, neuter or wellness for dogs and cats at that location.  However, surgeries already scheduled will be honored.

The nonprofit animal welfare organization expects to announce more information in the near future about services available through its Spay Station.

“We did a cost analysis of all of our programs in light of recent losses of funding sources,” said Angela Chapman, board chair. “We’re striving to be good stewards of the dollars we do receive, and while this was a very difficult decision to make, we felt it was in the best long-term interest of New Leash on Life.

“The board thanks the employees of Fix for Life for their dedication and hard work on behalf of the animals and their owners in our community.”

Executive Director Amy Haverstick said New Leash on Life remains committed to spay and neuter as a means of controlling pet overpopulation, as well as the adoption of the cats and dogs.

Both Chapman and Haverstick said the transition would take a few weeks to complete.

“We urge everyone to please continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our website,” Haverstick said. “We’ll post updates as we progress there, as well as through traditional media sources.

“With these changes, we are taking steps to ensure that New Leash on Life continues its mission of improving the welfare of companion animals in our community through shelter, placement, spay/neuter, education and awareness. We’ll just be doing it a little differently than we currently do.”

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