WOODLAND – The Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic and the Animal Welfare Council will hold an open house for the public from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. The clinic is located at 1380 Shawville Hwy. in Woodland.
Discounts on spays and neuters will be given to individuals who attend the event and donate a needed clinic supplies that day. The needed supplies include paper towels, iodine, printer paper, postage stamps, blue painters tape, 44-gallon black garbage bags and tall kitchen bags.
There will be tours, refreshments, door prizes, crafts and gently used donated items for sale with all proceeds benefiting local animals. Individuals who attend the open house will have the opportunity to see the clinic’s recently purchased and renovated facility, where not only spay and neuter procedures are performed, but where routine vaccines, micro-chipping, nail trimming and flea and tick prevention services are also available.
Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The clinic is owned and operated by the Animal Welfare Council of the Alleghenies (AWC), a non-profit 501(c)3 formed in 2006 by a group of individual sharing the same passion for animals. The goal of the group was to find ways to address unmet needs in the community, along with providing education, straw and hay, warm dog houses and a pet food pantry to help animals in need.
In order to provide affordable spay and neuter services, in December of 2009, the Animal Welfare Council opened the Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic in Clearfield. However, it soon became evident that the clinic’s services were in great demand and the initial location could not meet the growing needs. As a result, it needed to relocate to a larger site where services could be provided. In December of 2012, the clinic moved to their new location, which has undergone renovation to now house two surgery suites, a larger holding area for animals, the pet food pantry and the Animal Welfare Council office.
The clinic’s staff, along with the Animal Welfare Council, is working closely with more than 20 local shelters and animal rescue groups to provide services to their animals, including a transport van, which is used to pick up animals coming to the clinic from surrounding areas for their procedures. The most important aspect of the Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic is that to date more than 11,000 animals have been spayed and neutered saving countless lives of animals and making a huge impact in this and surrounding areas in preventing pet overpopulation.
For more information about the Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic, call 814-857-5280. For more information about the Animal Welfare Council or the open house, call 814-857-5282.