“We are excited to introduce a new mobile spay and neuter service in coordination with the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center,” said Kellie Heckman, executive director, FiXiT Foundation. “It will make it even easier for pet owners to spay and neuter their pets to help eliminate euthanasia due to pet overpopulation.”
The mobile service will be launched at the Animal Welfare Center’s Flea Market in Richmond on St. Croix. To make an appointment or to volunteer for Saturday’s event, call the St. Croix Animal Welfare Spay/Neuter Program Director at 340-626-2909. Drop off and pick up will be available on Saturday. Additionally, participants will receive the current offer of free ice cream from Café de la Crème in Sunny Isle.
The St. Croix Animal Welfare Network’s free spay and neuter program is part of FiXiT Foundation’s Final Fix case study. St. Croix, which is one of three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands, was selected by the FiXiT Foundation as the location for its Final Fix case study because the number of pet owners who had not fixed their pets prior to the program start was three times higher than the U.S. average. Consequently, the island has a companion animal overpopulation crisis on its hands with staggering euthanasia rates.
“Since launching our Final Fix case study in St. Croix, we have already seen great progress in communicating the importance of spay and neuter to pet owners,” said Heckman. “The mobile spay and neuter service is one step forward in eliminating pet overpopulation.
For more information about the mobile spay and neuter service, call 340-626-2909. For more information about the Final Fix and the FiXiT Foundation’s program in St. Croix, visit http://www.fixitfoundation.org.