Low-cost spay and neuter services available at H.E.L.P (Help End Local Pet-overpopulation) Spay/Neuter Clinic
Animal rescue groups and residents in South Metro Atlanta will soon have a new low cost spay/neuter resource available to them. The H.E.L.P (Help End Local Pet-overpopulation) Spay/Neuter Clinic will be open to the public beginning October 4. The Clinic's operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The clinic will be offering limited appointments to animal control facilities and rescue groups the week prior to the public opening. The clinic hopes to be able to perform up to 25 surgeries a day.
H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic in Atlanta
The H.E.L.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic is part of the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society (NCHS). NCHS is an all volunteer, non-profit organization, committed to reducing the number of pets euthanized at Coweta County Animal Control. NCHS relies on rescue, foster programs and community awareness to help them work towards their goal of eventually eliminating the euthanization of healthy, adoptable animals in the Newnan/Coweta County area.
Spay/neuter, vaccinations and more
The new clinic will offer high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter services as well as vaccinations, heartworm and combo testing, deworming, and flea/tick treatments. The additional services will only be provided in conjunction with spay/neuter surgeries. Dog spay/neuter surgeries will ranges from $60 to $80 and cat surgeries will range from $45 to $55. Click here for a list of prices for the various services. The Clinic will also spay or neuter feral cats for $15.
The high volume low cost model developed by the Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina is the basis for the clinic's service model. The Humane Alliance is home to the National Spay/Neuter Response Team and offers training for veterinarians and technicians throughout the country. The Alliance also assists other organizations in setting up their own clinics based on The Alliance's model. All of The H.E.L.P. Clinic's staff will be traveling to Asheville for a week of intensive training and representatives from the National Spay/Neuter Response Team will be on site at the Clinic for ongoing training during the first two weeks of operation.
Clinic contact and other information
The clinic will have an Open House with tours of the new facility on Wednesday, September 29 from 6 to 8 pm. The Clinic is located at 12 The Crescent in Newnan, Georgia. The phone number for information and appointments is 770-304-7911. The Clinic location will also be the new site for the NCHS adoption drives held each Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
The clinic is also working to establish several funds, including a feral cat fund, to help low-income families get their companion animals spayed and neutered, a fund to help families facing temporary financial hardship and a fund to help spay and neuter pit bulls.
How you can help
- Attend the Open House on September 29 and bring some of the following items to donate to the Clinic - newspaper, large towels, stainless steel feeding bowls, bleach, kitty litter
- Get the word out to fellow animal lovers and rescue organizations about the opening of the Clinic
- Mark your calendars for the NCHS Fur Ball scheduled for November 6 at the Newnan Country Club
Photos by Best Friends staff and courtesy of Petfinder.com. The animals pictured with this article are currently available for adoption from the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society (NCHS).