Spay and neuter surgeries for companion animals provide one of the best ways to prevent overpopulation and unnecessary suffering. On Sunday, April 28th, SAVE Ohio Pets, an animal welfare organization and its partner Rascal Unit, a mobile veterinary office, conducted a Wellness/Spay Neuter Clinic for the pets of low-income and homeless individuals and families in the Columbus, Ohio area.
Volunteering their talents, veterinarians Dr. Todd Beckett, Dr. Brian Middlebrooks, Dr. Paola Vasquez, Dr. Adriana Martin and Dr. Natalie Thomas tended to 31 wellness clients. Rascal Unit’s dedicated crew, under the direction of Dr. Decker, performed 51 spay neuter surgeries. ‘Lady Jackets’ of the Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Team, Diana Davidson, Christine Tortorella, Mary Shaw and Hannah Larson comforted post-surgery patients with cuddle and lots of TLC.
According to Stacey Ann Morris, founder of SAVE Ohio Pets, the “Stars of the Show” were the volunteers who helped – as they do with every monthly clinic – by scheduling appointments, picking up and dropping off clients, collecting and passing out food donations and cleaning.
Thanks, too, go to Columbus-based Mutts & Co. for providing pet food at the event. As always, the clinic team were grateful for the assistance of Anthony Rothman of 97.1 The Fan and “Hockey & Hounds”, and Columbus Humane Officer O’Neill.
The Tortorella Family Foundation was proud to sponsor the April 2019 Wellness/Spay Neuter Clinic and salutes all the community members who came together on that day to make a difference for the animals of Central Ohio.
If you would like to donate to a future clinic or learn more about their services, you can reach SAVE Ohio Pets at www.saveohiopets.org or 855-243-SAVE (7283) and Rascal Unit at or www.rascalunit.com 614-389-3500.-