Petfix Offers Expanded Services to All Pet Owners
The non-profit PetFix Northeast Ohio announced today that a generous grant from the ASPCA will allow it to greatly expand its capacity to offer high quality, affordable spay and neuter services to pet owners in the region. After sometimes having to wait months for surgeries that are often 1/5 the cost of a full-service veterinarian, pet owners can now get access to appointments when they need them. “We hear from clients every day that veterinary services are out of reach. They often have to choose between buying food or medicine, paying the rent or utilities, and fixing their pet,” said Christie Lucco, PetFix Executive Director.
The $33,000 grant from the ASPCA has allowed PetFix to purchase additional kennels, equip a third surgery table with specialized lighting and anesthesia and to acquire additional medical equipment and supplies. An ability to perform more surgeries means PetFix can have an even bigger impact on ending pet homelessness and the need for unnecessary euthanasia of wonderful animals simply because there aren’t enough homes to care for them.
The PetFix clinic is conveniently located just off I-90 at 885 E. 222nd St. in Euclid. To make an appointment, pet owners should call (216) 732-7040.
PetFix is a 501c3 organization that provides high quality, affordable, spay and neuter surgeries to end pet homelessness and the need for unnecessary euthanasia. Since PetFix launched its services in 2006, their medical team has performed over 54,000 surgeries. Each animal they spay or neuter prevents an average of six unwanted births in the first breeding season alone. That means PetFix has saved well over a quarter of a million animals from struggling to survive on the streets or being needlessly euthanized. For more information, visit www.petfixnortheastohio.org.
I am the executive director of PetFix Northeast Ohio, a non-profit organization in Euclid that provides high quality, affordable, spay and neuter surgeries to end pet homelessness and the need for unnecessary euthanasia.