Keeping Spay/Neuter Clinic Doors Open in AlabamaComments Off on Keeping Spay/Neuter Clinic Doors Open in Alabama
**UPDATE: There is less than two weeks left for the Alabama Senate to conduct business in 2014. If the Senate is going to approve the Spay/Neuter Protection Act, it must do so soon. Take Action TODAY!**
An Alabama bill that will protect spay/neuter clinics has now passed the state’s House of Representatives, and is poised for a full vote by Alabama’s Senate. Thank you to everyone in Alabama who took action to support this bill!
The bill, the Veterinary Practice Act, will allow the state’s critical spay/neuter clinics to continue providing lifesaving services for cats and dogs. Alabama has four spay/neuter clinics that provide much-needed services including high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter procedures and basic wellness services like vaccinations and deworming. It’s critical that these clinics keep their doors open. The services are performed by licensed, experienced veterinarians who have the animals’ best interests in mind. Together, these clinics spay or neuter more than 10,000 cats and dogs each year.
In the last few years, a state board has unfairly—and for no good reason—tried to shut these clinics down. The Veterinary Practice Act would make it clear that these important clinics, which often serve low-income and underserved communities, have the right to stay open.
Alabama residents: Please contact your State Senator and respectfully ask him or her to support the Veterinary Practice Act, HB 141.
Not in Alabama? Learn how you can protect the lives of cats in your community.