Tulare County Animal Services (TCAS) has a new building dedicated to performing surgeries, including spay/neuter services. While the clinic will not officially be opening for a few more weeks due to the current COVID situation, they have been conducting a soft opening and will be opening to the public soon.
So far, they have been doing surgeries for animals currently housed at the shelter, along with surgeries for other animal shelters and rescues. As of January 7, there were 676 surgeries done at the new building (including 491 cats, 183 dogs, and 2 goats). They’ve also done some amputations and enucleations (eye removals).
The staff are very excited about the new facility, and it enables shelter animals to get adopted quicker. The clinic gets very busy, sometimes performing 25 to 30 surgeries in one day. TCAS looks forward to when it opens to the public; people can check their website for updates. Once it opens, people will be able to schedule their appointments online at www.tcanimalservices.org.
By providing accessible and affordable spay and neuter services, TCAS can reduce the population of unwanted animals in the county and assist families who love their pets but do not have the means to provide needed health care.
If you’d like to participate in protecting and serving animals in Tulare County, please consider donating to the new spay/neuter clinic via Friends of Tulare County (FTC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the safety, health, and well-being of all residents of Tulare County. FTC steps in to help fill the gaps for County programs when federal, state, and local funding runs out.
To donate, just send a check payable to:
FRIENDS OF TULARE COUNTY
5957 South Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
Please indicate Animal Services Spay/Neuter Clinic on the memo line of your check.
Donations may also be made here or the general public make make donations via electronic form as well as county employees may make donations through payroll deductions by filling out the Friends of Tulare County Payroll Deduction form.
For more information about Friends of Tulare County and how to donate, call (559) 624-8000 or send an email to FriendsTC@tularecounty.ca.gov.