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Group to mark 10,000th spay/neuter

Statement issued Monday:

FORT WAYNE, IN – February 6th, 2012 – H.O.P.E. for Animals announced today that they expect to complete their 10,000 surgery on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. Based on calculations by the Humane Alliance, this feat equates to 25,000 potential euthanasia’s prevented.

On average 35 spay/neuter surgeries are completed per day at H.O.P.E. for Animals. The accomplishment of 10,000 surgeries in less than 2 years supports H.O.P.E for Animals mission of preventing the euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets.

This accomplishment is incredible considering the small dedicated staff at H.O.P.E for Animals. The experienced and capable surgeon, Dr. Fretz, has been practicing Veterinary Medicine over 18 years and specializes in spay/neuter surgeries.

"10,000 surgeries is a great accomplishment for our community, and our team is thrilled to be advancing our mission to end euthanasia," states Megan Reynolds-Close, H.O.P.E. for Animals Community Outreach Coordinator.