A local group's mission is to save dogs and cats, one animal at a time.
Emancipet has opened a new clinic to offer low-cost or free spaying and neutering for dogs and cats. The group had previously only operated out of a mobile unit that visited towns across Central Texas.
The mobile unit was able to perform between 30 - 40 surgeries a day. Now they can triple that with the two veterinarians on staff at the stationary clinic.
EmanciPet aims to make Austin a “no kill” city by 2008. Each month, 1,000 animals are put to sleep in Austin alone.
Pet overpopulation stems from uncontrolled breeding. EmanciPet believes if more pet owners had their pets spayed or neutered, the number of animals put to sleep would decrease dramatically.
The new facility is located at 601 E. Airport Blvd. in East Austin. It’s open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fees for both the mobile unit and the stationary clinic will be the same ($22 - $46), but the clinic won’t offer free services on Thursdays and Fridays.