This past Wednesday, April 26th we held another successful spay neuter clinic at the Animal Science building of Hunterdon County Polytech. The students observed the pre-op exams and surgeries for 21 pets of families in Hunterdon County. They also learned how to shave the animals as part of the surgical prep process and carefully monitored the animals during post-surgery recovery.
Thanks to a three-way collaboration, 5 dogs and 16 cats will no longer be able to produce litters of puppies or kittens to add to the problem of already overcrowded shelters in New Jersey and surrounding states.
The People For Animals team, Dr David Croman, Kevin Moore and Michael Woskey, brought the mobile surgical unit, performed the surgeries and shared their expertise with the students.
Taryn Romanczak hosted this event at the Animal Science classrooms of Hunterdon County Polytech, providing classroom space for pre-op and post-op tasks along with an exciting hands-on learning environment for both her first and second year students.
Harnesslife.org initiated, coordinated, promoted and subsidized this clinic, with volunteer and Board Member, Madeline Sunga, working her magic to ensure an impressive registered client participation rate!
A special note of thanks to the group of second year students who stayed until the very end of the clinic. . . thank you!
The photos below capture the unique learning experience and good work of providing low cost spay-neuter to Hunterdon pet owners. Enjoy and see you again next year!