A proposed spaying and neutering clinic is winning support from animal rescue
organizations and shelters in Durham, Canada, and will help relieve the city's already strained resources due to pet overpopulation, DurhamRegion.com reports.
The facility would be a low-cost operation that would spay and neuter pets which were given to animal rescue shelters. It will also be open to the public so they can bring in their own pet to have the procedure done.
"In places where they have these clinics, over time you see 70 to 80 percent decrease in intake at animal control facilities," Denise Harkins, president of Action Volunteers for Animals, one of the groups working on the project, told the news source.
The organization that would be responsible for the operation of the facility is Spay neuter Durham, which is currently going through the process of being incorporated as a charitable organization and are is raising money to help get the project off of the ground.
According to the Humane Society, spaying and neutering pets may also lessen an animal's likelihood of developing cancer.