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Tucumcari Animal Health Fair a Huge Success
Over 100 Animals Spayed/Neutered at 3-Day Event

 



Two Happy Customers: Subsidized spay-neuter services are crucial in New Mexico’s small communities, where access to the surgeries is either limited or in some cases completely non-existent.
Last May the Tucumcari Animal Hospital suffered a catastrophic fire, leaving local residents with a major gap in available pet care, including the lack of readily available spay and neuter services.

Christina Fleming of Tucumcari Volunteer Animal Rescue contacted APNM about the pressing need for veterinary services in the community. In response, APNM contacted the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society (SFASHS) about the prospect of retaining the services of their mobile spay/neuter van. Thanks to the help of SFASHS’s Executive Director Mary Martin, the spay/neuter van coordinator Eva Paloheimo, local organizer Christina Fleming, and numerous donors supporting the effort, a mobile spay/neuter clinic was held this past August 9th, 10th, and 11th. Fleming had this to say about APNM’s involvement:

“The City of Tucumcari NM Volunteer Animal Rescue needed help funding a spay-neuter clinic after a tragic fire destroyed the only Vet Hospital in Quay County. Despite little local funding, we were able to offer citizens affordable spay-neuter services in August due to funding provided by Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM). Without APNM's donation, there is NO WAY we could have arranged for the mobile spay-neuter van to help our community and their pets. We were able to spay and neuter 102 animals in 3 days and offer reduced fee microchipping, shots and other services. Thank you APNM for stepping up and helping us when we really needed it! Our community is grateful for your continued support!”
 
APNM’s donors contributed over $3,700 in earmarked donations to help fund this much-needed event, helping to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats born to unaltered companion animals in the region.

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