COUNTY VAN TO BRING LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER TO CHAPARRAL IN DECEMBER

COUNTY VAN TO BRING LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER TO CHAPARRAL IN DECEMBER

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Animal Control Division is teaming up with community organizations to begin using the county’s new Animal Control Disaster Relief and Rescue Vehicle.

“This is the first time efforts have been coordinated to bring law enforcement and the community together for the animals,” said Curtis Childress, Doña Ana County’s Animal Control director. “We are excited about working with other groups and organizations and taking these services to them where they are needed most,”

The animal organization known as SNAP will be working in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department to take low-cost spay/neuter clinics to various communities within the county.

The first clinics are tentatively scheduled for Dec. 5, 6 and 7, and again on Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at the Community Center parking lot in Chaparral. Drop off time is 7 a.m. Owners are asked to bring vaccination records at the time each pet is dropped off.

Co-pays are $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. Pet owners must sign up in advance, as available slots will fill up quickly. Registrations can be made by calling Childress at (575) 525-8857 or SNAP at (575) 524-9265.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.