The Forsyth Humane Society, or FHS, has aquired a building to open a low-cost, wellness and spay and neuter clinic.
FHS President Mark Neff says one of the largest intakes at the county shelter is from a population that does not have affordable access to these resources.
"We can reduce the number of animals that will enter that system by providing spay-neuter services," he says. "Anytime you can reduce the number of animals coming into the system will significantly impact reducing the euthanasia numbers that occur in our county."
The new clinic will be located at 725 Waughtown Street. Neff says it will also provide vaccinations and testing.
He says animals who do not receive regular medical care face elevated health risks and behavioral issues. FHS will also establish a fund to provide vouchers for those who can not afford spay-neuter surgeries.
Neff says the clinic will provide additional services as it grows and responds to community needs.
It is expected to open in early 2024.