Pet overpopulation is a serious problem that lands between 5 and 7 million cats and dogs in shelters each year. Of these, only 25% of dogs and 24% of cats are adopted. The best way to reduce pet overpopulation is to spay/neuter pets.
Denver Animal Shelter (DAS) and the Metro Denver Shelter Alliance (MDSA) have teamed up for a project that aims to reduce pet overpopulation. The project is a spay/neuter program for domestic and feral cats in the 80205 zip code.
The effort offers low-cost spay and neuter services from MDSA partners and free services to residents of 80205. 80205, which includes City Park and Five points, has been regarded as a problem area for feline overpopulation.
Colorado licensed veterinarians are performing the surgeries in a state-of-the-art mobile clinic. Clinics are being held at local community centers and parks to increase accessibility.
February clinics will be at the Hope Center, located at 4300 Elizabeth St., at the corner of Bruce Randolph. Clinic dates are the 16, 17,19, 20, 26, and 28.
March clinics will be at Shorter Church, located at 3100 Richard Allen Ct. Dates include the 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27 & 28.
April clinics will be at St. Martins Plaza, located at 1300 Bruce Randolph Ave. Dates include 02, 03, 06, 07, 10, 12, 16, 17, 24, 26, 27 & 30.
May clinics will be at Harrington Elementary, located at 2401 E. 37th Ave every Saturday and Sunday.
For more information visit www.mdsalliance.org.
"Please view this web link prior to attending a clinic, to learn more specific’s regarding the check in process.”