Thursday, January 31, 2013
Spay & Neuter Nook to have Grand Opening
The Spay Spa & Neuter Nook — a state-of-the-art, low-cost spay and neuter clinic at 1251 West Central Ave. in Davidsonville — will celebrate its official grand opening from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m.
The event will include tours of the clinic, pet care tips, contests, games, drawings and refreshments. As a special, added attraction, the clinic’s surgical vet, Dr.Alison Mocko, will be available to perform teddy bear repair surgeries in the surgery suite during the open house. Teddy bears and other beloved stuffed animals that have suffered superficial injuries from repeated hugs and cuddles will be made almost new.
For the past 15 years, Rude Ranch Animal Rescue has rescued, spayed-neutered and found homes for more than 10,000 animals. The Spay Spa & Neuter Nook is the culmination of Rude Ranch’s mission to end euthanasia of companion pets because of overpopulation. It is open to anyone, regardless of income level or geographic location. The clinic is part of the Humane Alliance National Spay/Neuter Response Team and is partially funded by PetSmart Charities.
“Our goal is to make spay-neuter services more affordable to pet owners who might not otherwise be able to sterilize their pets,” said Katherine Evans, president of Rude Ranch Animal Rescue. “With thousands of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats euthanized every year, spaying and neutering services are essential to solving our homeless-pet overpopulation problem.”