EAST HARTFORD -- Protectors of Animals, a no kill animal shelter and rescue, and one of the most respected animal welfare organizations in the northeast, is taking their services to the next level.
POA is opening a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, scheduled to open at the turn of the year.
"This is a big deal, because stated quite simply, we can work, work, work at finding homes for unwanted cats and dogs, but unless the rescue community can get to the source of the problem – unwanted animals from unwanted litters – we’ll never get ahead of the numbers," said Ron Plante, POA board member and volunteer shift leader.
POA hopes by setting up this spay and neuter clinic in the Hartford area, rescues and private pet owners will be able to alter their animals at low cost. The clinic will even be able to transport animals, so isolated and low-income pet owners can still have their animals altered.
On Saturday, POA announced the public phase of their fundraising campaign. They're already about one-third of the way there with private donations, board donations, and grants, and now they're looking for the public’s help to raise the rest.
Protectors of Animals was formed in 1975 to rescue abandoned, abused and stray cats and dogs.