Thursday, December 08, 2016

 

 

Companion animal overpopulation is an epidemic in the United States. The cost, both in terms of animal suffering and money spent, is overwhelming. More dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, are killed by euthanasia than any other diseases combined. More than one billion dollars are spent annually to feed, house and ultimately kill unwanted companion animals. Enough homes do not exist to absorb this overflow.

The Animal Protective League's Spay/Neuter Clinic addresses companion animal overpopulation in  Sangamon County and surrounding communities. This unique high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter program performs 52 or more spay/neuter surgeries daily. As a regional facility, we partner with animal control agencies, shelters and rescue groups within a 90-mile radius. Our goal is to defeat the tragedy of companion animal overpopulation by targeting the most prolific populations ... ferals, strays, and other unaltered animals whose owners often cannot afford the cost of spaying or neutering their companion animals or don't have any idea why they should. Since its opening in 2006, the spay/neuter clinic has performed over 96,000 surgeries and the number of euthanasia's at Sangamon County Animal Control has dropped by nearly 60%!

For Pricing and Scheduling Information, click on the link below.

For Post-Operative Instructions, click on the link below.

APL Clinic Volunteer Opportunity

 

This is a great opportunity to learn about the other side of APL! 

 

The Animal Protective League is seeking energetic, quick learning and dependable volunteers to help out in our Spay/Neuter Clinic. Volunteers must be comfortable in a surgical environment and with working around animals.  Volunteers need to have good customer service skills and work well with a team, be able to follow verbal instructions accurately, and be able to read and write.

 

Our volunteers are needed to help with washing and folding laundry, scrubbing and sterilizing instruments, tubes and masks, making and sterilizing surgical packs and assisting in moving animals from recovery back to their cages.  Volunteers must be able to bend, kneel and stand for a reasonable amount of time and must be able to lift 30 lbs unassisted.

 

The Spay/Neuter Clinic is open M – F.  Volunteer hours are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift per week for a minimum of 4 hours per shift (i.e. Tuesdays from 8:30 – 12:30)

 

If interested, please contact volunteer@apl-shelter.org 

 

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