HARDY, AR (KAIT) - A spay and neutering clinic was offered to help reduce the overpopulation of animals.
Three clinics were hosted on Jan. 7, 8 and 9 by the Friends of Cherokee Animals at the Hardy Civic Center.
A member of the animal group, Susan Thomas, said they spayed and neutered at least 22 cats and 20 or so dogs during the three-day clinic.
“Many people in this area have low income and they can’t afford to properly vet their dogs," Thomas said. "One of the first things they must do is spay and neuter in order to reduce the homeless population.”
Thomas said when you spay and neuter a dog or cat, it’s better for their health.
She said it keeps them from roaming around and for dogs, chances of them biting someone lessens.
It also helps them be more comfortable in a home setting.
Another spay and neuter clinic will take place at the Cherokee Village Animal Shelter on Feb. 5, 6 and 7.
If looking to add a valuable family member to your life, you can contact Friends of Cherokee Animals at by clicking here.