For the first time ever, the Guam Animals in Need is hosting Spaycation, an event in which veterinary students from California will provide spay and neuter services to the public under the supervision of highly trained veterinarians.
According to Faye Varias, a veterinary student, neutering provides a number of health benefits for pets.
“You’re reducing the chance of them getting any reproductive related diseases such as cancers – things like that. And it prevents our male animals from straying. It prevents them from getting into fights when they’re competing for mates,” Varias said.
Over the course of the clinic, the visiting surgery team expects to neuter over 120 dogs and cats as they not only improve their skills but also enjoy the sights of the island.
The clinic will be ongoing until July 26 at the Ordot Chalan Pago Community Center. If you’re interested in getting your pet neutered, call the GAIN animal shelter at 653-4246 to schedule an appointment. Services are $40 per animal.