LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine is offering free spay and neuter surgeries to animal shelters across the Greater Lafayette area.
Priority 4 Paws is a mobile surgical unit that's spayed or neutered over 14,000 shelter animals since 2012. The unit celebrated a landmark recently by logging 100,000 miles travelled to perform surgeries.
Fourth-year veterinary students perform the actual surgeries in the unit three days a week, two of the days typically being on the road.
The supervising professor, Lynette Freeman, spoke about how the service benefits the local shelters.
“The shelters have learned that they can get the animals adopted much more quickly, if we spay or neuter them prior to them leaving the shelter, and it also helps with preventing those animals that are spayed or neutered from contributing to pet overpopulation so the shelters are really happy with the services that we provide.”
Priority 4 Paws accepts donations, which can be made on their website.