Redinger Spay/Neuter Clinic Celebrates Successful First Year
Clinic has performed nearly 8,000 sterilizations since opening
April 22, 2013Halifax Humane Society's Redinger Spay/Neuter Clinic recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its grand opening. In the short time it has been open, the clinic has already made tremendous strides toward reducing and eventually eliminating the pet overpopulation problem in the Greater Daytona area.
The Redinger Clinic hosted its Grand Opening celebration on April 10, 2012, and began operations with a soft opening on April 16, performing 13 sterilization surgeries. On April 17, the clinic completed its first full day of operations, completing 32 surgeries. Since opening, the clinic has performed 7,705 spay/neuter surgeries, sterilizing 2,898 dogs and 4,807 cats.
Even with adoption numbers on the rise at Halifax Humane Society, reducing intake must be a top priority when combating the pet overpopulation problem. According to national estimates, the surgeries performed at the Redinger Clinic in its first year have prevented over 2,000 dogs and 2,700 cats from entering animal shelters.
During the planning stages of the clinic, longtime animal welfare supporters Alan & Mary Ann Redinger made a generous $50,000 donation toward the project. This contribution allowed Halifax Humane Society to outfit the building as a state-of-the-art spay/neuter clinic. Alan passed away in 2012, but the clinic continues to move forward in his honor. A PetSmart Charities grant also allowed for the purchasing of the necessary equipment to operate the clinic.
The surgical standards at the Redinger Clinic are derived from Humane Alliance, an organization that has been a catalyst for, and strategy behind, a nationwide movement to execute the best defense against euthanasia, namely prevention by sterilization. So far, over 115 new spay/neuter clinics across the United States have opened under its mentor program.
Spay/neuter surgeries at the Redinger Clinic start as low as $25, and prices vary based on species, gender, and weight. The surgeries are subsidized in part by grants from PetSmart Charities. To schedule a spay/neuter surgery for your pet, please call 310-4935. The Redinger Clinic is located at 600 Mason Avenue in Daytona Beach, next to ARNI.