KV-POP offers opportunities for pet care

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kirksville Protect Our Pets is preparing for its third annual March Spay/Neuter Campaign, which aims to reduce the homeless pet population in Adair County.

KV-POP volunteers distributed more than 120 coupons that provide pet owners with a discounted spay and neutering service at local veterinary clinics. Kirksville area pet owners sat down with several volunteers at the Adair and Schuyler County Public Libraries to discuss the need to spay or neuter pets. Participants then filled out a form to get a coupon.

Bridget Thomas, KV-POP co-founder and President, says the team beat its goal last year with 156 appointments and had hoped to have even more this year.

Victoria Boston, a veterinary technician at Lindquist Veterinary Care Center, brought her dog Rizzo in for the procedure earlier this year. Boston says she thinks spaying and neutering pets is an essential duty of a responsible pet owner.

“Spaying and neutering your pets can help reduce pet overpopulation, but it also is better for their health,” Boston says. “It can help reduce their risk of getting

prostate cancer, testicular cancer or breast cancer.”

This year’s campaign will conclude April 30, when the coupons expire. K-POP members says they are hopeful about the results and encouraged by the difference they’re making in the community.

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