WAIF supports annual Spay Day campaign

The Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation will sponsor low-cost spay and neuter surgeries as part of the national Spay Day campaign next week.

Spay Day is Tuesday, Feb. 22, and WAIF is joining with its shelter partners Everett Animal Services, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, MEOW, NOAH, Pasado’s Safe Haven, PAWS, Humane Society for Skagit Valley, and local veterinary clinics in Island, Snohomish, King and Skagit counties. Pet owners can have their cats altered for $40 and dogs altered for $80 at South Whidbey Animal Clinic in Clinton, Useless Bay Animal Clinic in Freeland and Penn Cove Veterinary Clinic in Coupeville.

WAIF has joined in the national Spay Day since its start 17 years ago, and the annual effort helps end the suffering of unwanted and homeless animals in the community by preventing unplanned litters. Several years ago, WAIF teamed with area shelter partners to include more clinics and make Spay Day an area-wide event.

In addition to sponsoring this annual event, WAIF spays and neuters 100 percent of the animals offered for adoption at its shelters and adoption centers, assists feral cat caregivers with spay/neuter, and offers $20 “PAL” (Prevent A Litter) coupons to low-income pet owners which can be redeemed at local veterinarian offices. Coupons may be used on Spay Day as well, and can be obtained by contacting WAIF’s Coupeville shelter at 321-9243 or 360-678-5816.

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