Bath Animal Welfare Foundation Offers Free Spay-Neuter For Hounds In August

Hot Springs, Va – Bath Animal Welfare Foundation offers a low cost spay neuter program year round, but it has a special program planned for August. Jean Von Schilling is the director of Bath Animal Welfare. She says BAWF will offer a free spay and neuter services in August for all hound dogs in Bath County, regardless of whether they are purebred or mixtures, including Beagles. It also includes pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

The free surgeries will be done by Bath county veterinarian Dr. Ellen Miller. Surgeries may need to be done after August depending on schedules and the dog’s age. But arrangements need to be made in August with Bath Animal Welfare to take advantage of the free surgery.

“We have great difficulty with finding homes for hounds and [they] are particularly hard to adopt in Bath County” says Von Shilling. “They’re wonderful dogs and they’re great family pets, but we simply are inundated with hounds.”

Bath County residents can also take advantage of a year round low cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats offered by Bath Animal Welfare. In that program, the owner pays a flat fee of $20 and Bath Animal Welfare pays the rest of the cost.

Von Shilling says they encourage anyone with a pet problem to contact the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation with questions or concerns.

“If we can’t answer their questions, then we will refer them to someone else who can” she says. “We’re always available for any assistance or help that anyone may need.”

For more information call Bath Animal Welfare at 839-8666. If no one is available in the office please leave a message.

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