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Woodfin to Offer Free Spay and Neuter Program

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WOODFIN, NC – The Town of Woodfin is looking to take a bite out of animal overpopulation with a free spay/neuter program aimed at reducing the number of homeless animals in our area. The spay/neuter pilot program was launched by the Board of Aldermen earlier this year been offering the service to the public over the last few months.

The program offers free spay or neuter service for cats and dogs that reside within the corporate limits of the Town, rabies vaccination is also offered through this program. "This service is available to Town residents without regard to income or other status. It’s our intent to try to get people to take advantage of this important service," commented Woodfin Mayor Jerry VeHaun.

One dog or cat can be responsible for hundred of additional animals over the course of a lifetime. Many of these animals are unwanted and many of these wind up abandoned or being put to sleep. "The aim of this program is to make sure that the people of Woodfin recognize the problem of pet overpopulation and take steps to reduce it, with the service being offered free of charge, it’s impossible to have an excuse for not getting your animal fixed," added VeHaun.

The program has limited funding and is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the current year’s funding is exhausted the success or failure of the project will be determined and passed on to the Aldermen for review to consider funding for next year. Verification of the owner’s address and potential confirmation of the animal’s place of residence are required. Applications are available at Town Hall. Interested persons should contact Code Enforcement Officer James Eller to set up an appointment at (828) 253-4887 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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