Inaugural Spay/Neuter Clinic Held at New Facility
On Saturday, February 20th, we held our first clinic at the Washington County SPCA's new spay/neuter facility south of town. Armed with a team of volunteers, we opened the doors to Dr. Brady Robbins and crew, who brought his mobile equipment to provide surgeries for 35 of our shelter animals.
"This clinic was the result of a great team of volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly until every last animal was awake and ready to go back to the shelter," said Sherry Stinson, Washington County SPCA Board president. "We are forever grateful to previous Board members such as JoAnn Payne, Lindy Kidd, and Donna Gustafson who spearheaded the construction of this clinic, and the many donors who contributed to build this incredible facility, making a dream become reality. We know this is just the first of many clinics we plan to host, and once we have funding in place, we'll be able to equip the clinic so it will be a permanent fixture in the community, offering low cost surgeries and helping combat pet overpopulation."
The inaugural clinic was a team effort, staffed by volunteers from ARF, employees of the shelter, and SPCA Board members and volunteers. Each fulfilled an integral part in the prep, recovery, and after care for the animals. If you'd like to be part of these clinics, please visit our Volunteer page and sign-up or email and let us know!
If you'd like to learn more about our efforts to fund the equipment for our clinic, please visit our Spay/Neuter Clinic Fund page. To learn more about Dr. Robbins, please visit them at 1215 Archer Dr. in Claremore, OK or call (918) 341-7672. You can also visit their Facebook page.
Next Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics April 23rd and May 21st!
Our first three spay/neuter clinic partnerships with ARF were a great success, thanks to our wonderful volunteers, doctors and staffs
from both organizations. Join us at the ARF Clinic on April 23rd and at our new clinic building on Hwy 75 on May 21st by calling
918-766-0991 for details & to schedule your appointment! Tell your friends, too.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the animals and people in our community!
Here are some pictures of several of our awesome volunteers and staff lovin' up the patients
at our March 19th Spay/Neuter event:
Read more about our first partnership clinic with ARF here:
Open to the Public (by appointment only)
Spay/neuter clinics start early. We began loading animals at 5 a.m. and at 6:30 headed to the inaugural clinic at our new building with 35 animals who will no longer contribute to pet overpopulation!
Our first surgery commenced a little after 6:30 a.m.! Dr. Brady Robbins is a prime example of someone making a difference. He dedicates a great portion of his time to spay/neuter clinics all across the State of Oklahoma. We're honored he helped us with our inaugural clinic in the new building.
Mariah and Connie provide comfort to cats after their surgeries.
ARF volunteers, Ms. Charlotte, Rhonda, and Regina, help comfort cats during their surgery.
Dr. Brady Robbins and his tech, Aubrey, work on another surgery.
Sherry and Jared prepare to move Missy to her crate after surgery.
ARF volunteer, Ms. Rhonda, helps Smokey after his surgery.
Dana provides comfort to sweet Judy after her surgery.
Ms. Laura comforts Cleo after her surgery.
ARF volunteer, Ms. Laura, provides comfort to our sweet Smokey.
Part of our wonderful Board of Directors: Dr. Walter Lajara, Sherry Stinson, Darlene Shoemake, Michael Kemp, and Deanna McDonald (kneeling).
Ms. Debbie, Matt, and Dr. Walter Lajara monitor one of our dogs after surgery.
Darlene and Dana provide comfort to one of our dogs after surgery.
Dr. Robbins' crew, Aubrey and Jared, prep another patient for surgery.
Ms. Lucy gives comfort to Missy after her surgery.
Matt, Deanna, and Lucy monitor surgery patients.
Sheila and Darlene provide comfort to one of our surgery patients.
Wrapping up the day! Back row: Dana Doornbos-Keirsey, Dr. Brady Robbins, and Casey Heyer. Middle row: Darlene Shoemake, Ms. Laura, Danny Holtsclaw, Sherry Stinson, Helen Bresson, and Deanna McDonald. Front row: Aubrey and Jared.