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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 20:12

Free Spay & Neuter Appointments Open

Spots Available for Mecca, Lakeland Village Visits

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 2017 – Riverside County Animal Services’ mobile spay and neuter bus is rolling out again to two locations – Mecca and Lakeland Village near Lake Elsinore – and appointment spots are still available for the free surgeries.

The bus heads to Mecca on Nov. 29 and will be parked at the Mecca Family Service Center & Community Health Clinic, located at 91-275 66th Ave.

On Dec. 6, the bus will be parked at Perret Park, located at 32929 Perret Blvd., just off of Grand Boulevard between Blackwell and Baldwin boulevards. This visit will also include a vaccinations clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that this outreach is only available for residents of Lake Elsinore and Lakeland Village.

Surgery appointments will be filled as the requests are made with Craig Wellmerling at 951-358-7335 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Spanish speakers can call Dalia Santillan at 951-358-7294 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pet owners will be required to show up at the bus location between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the pickup times will vary between the hours of 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dog owners’ pets must not weigh more than 50 pounds.

The mobile spay and neuter bus, nicknamed The ANSWER on Wheels, recently received some necessary repairs, thanks to donated funding by the Animal Solutions Konnection (ASK) Foundation. The ASK Foundation provided $8,000 to help repair a water tank that is vital to the operations of the mobile clinic.

“We want to express our extreme gratitude to the ASK Foundation for helping us get the bus back to its high level of service and for helping us provide these valuable resources to our communities,” said Dr. Allan Drusys, the county’s chief veterinarian. “These outreaches are extremely important in the overall mission to reduce pet overpopulation, so we’re very thankful for the funding assistance by the ASK Foundation.”