Save a Stray sponsors spay-a-thon


For the fourth consecutive year, Gulf Coast veterinarians and vet techs will join together to participate in a Spay-a-thon. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing until 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, local animal care specialists will volunteer their time to alter as many cats and dogs as possible.

The event, sponsored by Save a Stray, will take place at South Alabama Spay and Neuter Center located  at 3488 Springhill Avenue.

The last Tuesday in February is National Spay Day, a day dedicated to encouraging pet owners to be responsible by spaying or neutering their pets to prevent unwanted puppies and kitties and to assist low income families with pet alteration. Spring is considered puppy and kitty season. February was chosen to hopefully prevent many of the unwanted animals from ending up in animal shelters and on the streets across the nation. Services are provided free of charge with the goal of helping those who are not financially able to have their pets spayed or neutered do so.

For those who are unable to participate in Spay Day, South Alabama Spay and Neuter Center (SASNC) offers low cost alterations for cats and dogs throughout the year with the goal of decreasing pet overpopulation. Prices for alteration are $35 for male cats, $50 for female cats, $55 for male puppies, $60 for female puppies, $60 for adult male dogs and $65 for adult female dogs.

SASNC also offers full veterinary care services, including vaccinations, wellness care, dental cleanings, blood work and general surgery. For more information on our services, call 251-343-5033 or visit

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