A spay-neuter clinic that will be filmed for an episode of the Animal Planet show “Pit Bulls and Parolees” will be held June 12, with Dr. Rollie Norris and Dr. Zachary Carroll, of Ark Animal Hospital, spaying or neutering 20 dogs at no cost to the owners.
All 20 of the participant dogs will be selected by Tia Torres, owner of the Villalobos Rescue Center, from the 70117 ZIP code, specifically the Upper 9th Ward area around Villalobos.
Pet owners interested in applying to have their dog spayed or neutered should contact event organizer Lindsay Goldring at (773) 929-9990. Owners will be asked to fill out a survey regarding how to best emphasize to their neighbors the importance of spay/neuter.
Ark also is collecting donations to cover heartworm tests, annual vaccinations, microchips and registration for all the day’s canine patients. Contributions to the event, which will be used to offer more community spay/neuter vouchers, should be sent to Villalobos Rescue Center, P.O. Box 771127, New Orleans, LA 70117.