Shelter opens in-house surgical suite |

Shelter opens in-house surgical suite

FRISCO- The Summit County Animal Shelter (SCAS) opened its in-house surgical suite this month. The suite enables SCAS veterinarians to spay and neuter adopted pets on-site before they are released to their new homes.

“Now we can reduce stress to the animals, simplify the adoption process, assure that all pets are sterilized, and simultaneously reduce costs to taxpayers,” said shelter Director Nancy Ring.

The spay and neuter service is available only for pets being adopted from the shelter population.

Veterinarians will be on-site at the shelter several days of the week, providing pet sterilization services at low cost for patrons adopting pets.

Funding for establishing the facility was made possible by the donations and public contributions for the shelter building. Many local residents and veterinarians volunteered to make the facility a reality.

The switch to in-house sterilization will save money, thus preventing county funding increases as the shelter grows.

Local vets will still provide advanced diagnostic services and treatments and emergency care for shelter or stray animals.

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