Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic remains open, unaffected despite LCAS changes
EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- With more than three decades of helping people's pets, the Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic is now fighting one of its biggest battles as dozens of people believe the clinic has closed . . . but it hasn’t.
With recent changes to Lane County Animal Services (LCAS,) several rumors have been flying around the community about the Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic supposedly closing down.
However, those rumors are not true. The Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic is not closed and is not shutting down.
The clinic rents space at the old LCAS shelter, which is now named the First Avenue Shelter, operated by the Greenhill Humane Society.
While the way the shelter operates and the name of the shelter has changed, the Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic remains open and totally unaffected. The clinic is still doing the same work with the same hours, saying it has a big responsibility to the community.
“Although we are a non-profit and we try to keep our prices as low as we possibly can to break even so that we don't cost the tax payer and so that's why we're really not in any threat really to close because we're. We bring in money, so we're able to cover our expenses without costing anything to the taxpayer,” says Trudy Salerno, a veterinarian for the Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic.
The clinic does surgeries for dogs and cats in the mornings. Prices range between $90 and $135 depending on the sex of the animal and its size.
The clinic is open to the public for vaccinations and medications from 1 PM to 5:30 PM Tuesday through Friday and from 10 AM to 5:30 PM on Saturdays.
For more information on the Eugene Spay and Neuter Clinic, click the following link: http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?nid=1041.