On March 27th, 2015 the Fort McDowell Police Department in partnership with Dr. Kit, DVM and her staff, along with the Indian Health Services, hosted the 5th Annual Spay/Neuter Clinic at the Public Safety Building. Dr. Kit’s mobile clinic was able to spay/neuter the first 50 dogs and cats that showed up for the event, at no cost to the owners. The 5th Annual Spay/Neuter Clinic was a free event open to the community of Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. This year’s event was such a success that we had the first eight animal owners waiting in line before 6:00 am, even though the Clinic did not open until 7:00 am!
In addition, the Indian Health Services provided a free Rabies Clinic for anyone who had animals in need of vaccination from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This year, Ninety-Nine (99) animals were given the Rabies vaccination during those four (4) hours.
Both events were a huge success and the police department would like to thank everyone that showed up for being responsible pet owners. We would also like to extend our thanks to Dr. Kit, DVM, and her staff, and the Indian Health Services for making this event a success.
If you have any questions or concerns about animal issues or the Animal Control Ordinance that went into effect in 2011 please feel free to contact the Fort McDowell Police Department at 480-837-1091.