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Local Animal Group Celebrates Milestone

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Animal Guild’s celebrating a milestone Friday–its 25,000th spay and neuter.

Each day the nonprofit group performs nearly 30 spays and neuters on dogs and cats.

The president of the organization says although the group is working hard to cut down on pet overpopulation, Lane County has a very serious feral cat problem.

The vet performed WAG’s 25,000th Friday morning. Shasta, a husky, was the milestone dog for the organization.

The nonprofit offers spay and neuter surgeries at reduced costs.

The founder of the nonprofit says these surgeries are necessary to stop unwanted pregnancies.

“For every animal we do we figure we’ve saved at least five animals from being born, and they would’ve been unwanted animals that would’ve ended up on the streets or in the shelters and most likely killed,” said Jill Winen, WAG founder.

After animals come out of the surgery, volunteers pet and comfort them as they wake up from anesthesia.

The nonprofit also offers other services for animals, including vaccines, flea treatment, and a feral cat special that includes a spay or neuter, vaccines, and flea treatments.

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  1. bridgett says:

    Please support WAGS they don’t ask much and they help so many people and animals in so many ways.

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