Veterinary teams are working tirelessly for Spay and Neuter day for the Edmonton Humane Society.
Mandy Crawford with the EHS says a 12-hour spay and neuter marathon will help shorten the surgery waiting list.
“Right now our surgery list, which is just spay or neuters, is over 150 animals,” explains Crawford. “That’s 150 animals awaiting just the spay or neuter surgeries and that doesn’t include animals that are already spayed or neutered and need other surgeries.”
Crawford says there are so many animals, it is hard to keep up.
“We do the surgeries mostly everyday but it seems to be the amount of surgeries we get through one day, the same amount comes through the front door as well so our list is staying the exact same,” explains Crawford.
Crawford says that waiting list and that doesn’t even include non-spay or neuter surgeries.
“We’ll do as many as we possibly can in 12 hours,” explains Crawford. “They’re working around the clock and the purpose of this is to shorten our surgery list and decrease the length of stay these animals that are here, so once they are spayed or neutered they can go up for adoption and hopefully get adopted on the weekend.”
She says the list doesn’t move because they get as many animals in as they perform surgeries on each day. (twd)