dakin spay/neuter clinic celebrates number 30,000!
On Thursday, September 6th, we celebrated our 30,000th patient here at the Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic! It has been just under 3 years since we opened the Clinic in October of 2009.
Our special boy today is Maverick, an adorable 8 month old pit bull boy currently living at Southwick Animal Control. Tracy Root, Southwick Animal Control Officer, is one of the more than 40 rescues, shelters, and animal control officers that bring animals to the Clinic to get them neutered and ready for adoption.
Southwick Animal Control Officer Tracy Root says, “It helps my animals be so much more adoptable, because I can afford to get them neutered at Dakin. The staff is excellent, and the medical care is excellent!”
30,000 cats and dogs spayed and neutered. It’s actually difficult to comprehend that kind of number; you can’t picture it in your head.
Here’s what 30,000 is;
Drive from Boston to San Francisco. 10 TIMES. That’s 30,000 miles.
Or, drive around the world at the equator. That’s actually only 24,902 miles!
And boy, is all this spaying and neutering making a difference!
It makes a difference in individual animals’ health.
It means that many people get to keep their pets, who otherwise would have had to give them up.
It makes so many people’s lives better and prevents ANOTHER litter being born that they can’t afford to care for.
But most of all, it’s saving animals’ lives. We are seeing far fewer kittens coming into shelters in our area.
1,206 = how many kittens Dakin admitted January-September 6, 2010
842 = how many kittens Dakin admitted January-September 6, 2012
One third less kittens in just two years!
And that is why we will keep spaying and neutering here at the Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic