Happy Paws offers spay, neutering services under new ownership

Published 3:45 pm Thursday, December 8, 2022

Happy Paws Spay-Neuter Clinic is under new ownership, but the services offered and the people who provide them are the same.

The low-cost spay-neuter clinic was started by the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society in 2007.

Happy Paws serves pets and their people from many surrounding counties. The spay-neuter clinic has been incorporated as Happy Paws Regional Spay-Neuter Clinic. At its first board of directors meeting in October, bylaws were approved and officers elected.

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“Though we are now a separate entity, Happy Paws will continue to provide high quality spays and neuters for pets of low-income residents in the area,” says Jan Wertz, HPRSNC president. “We operate from the same location on Stewarts Lane in Danville, and our vet and staff remain the same as always.”

More than 18,000 surgeries have been performed at the weekly clinic in the past 15 years. A volunteer staff works with a paid veterinarian and vet tech to complete the procedures.

Volunteer director Katie Turbyfill says the clinic relies on donations to supplement the fees collected from clients. “We couldn’t keep our services at such a low cost without donations.”

She notes that neutering cats and dogs saves countless lives by preventing unwanted litters.

Happy Paws is an alternative for people who can’t afford the surgeries at a veterinary office. Pet owners on public assistance or who have low or fixed incomes may call 859-691-1137 to schedule an appointment. Pit bull owners may have their dogs spayed or neutered free of charge.

To donate to the clinic online, go to happypawsregionalclinic.org or send a check to Happy Paws Regional Spay Neuter Clinic, P.O. Box 1481, Danville Ky 40423.