Atlanta Humane Society and Henry County Animal Care & Control
Team Up to Provide Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Beloved Pets
of Henry County's Senior Citizens
Henry County Animal Care and Control has taken great strides
toward addressing the problem of pet over-population in its
community. In addition to its biweekly low cost spay/neuter
initiative, the organization has generously agreed to serve
as an Ambassador for the Atlanta Humane Society by partnering
with Henry County Senior Services to host a FREE mobile
spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs owned by Henry County
senior citizens at the Heritage Senior Center on Wednesday,
June 27, 2012.
"The state of Georgia has one of the higest rates of pet
over-population in the country," according to Tracy Lopez,
Director of Community Relations for the Atlanta Humane
Society. "As part of our ongoing effort to reduce the number
of unwanted animals born in the state each year, the Atlanta
Humane Society provides low-cost spay/neuter services in its
state-of-the-art mobile unit."
The Surgical Utility Vehicle (SUV) is approximately 45 square
feet and consists of a fully-equipped stainless steel
surgical suite. The SUV program is an extension of the
Atlanta Humane Society's outreach initiative, designed to
provide these much needed services outside the Metro Atlanta
Thanks to a generous grant from the Holland M. Ware
Foundation, the SUV program is able to perform surgeries at
no cost to senior citizens in Henry County. Pets who receive
services through the program are also eligible for a free
rabies vaccination and microchip as needed.
To schedule an appointment for the free clinic, seniors
should contact Gerri Yoder, Director of the Henry County
Animal Care and Control Department, at (770) 288-7401. Please
don't delay. There are only 25 slots, and appointments are
filled on a first come, first served basis.
The Heritage Senior Center is located at 1050 Florence
McGarity Blvd in McDonough, Georgia.