The Spartanburg Humane Society's board of directors and staff say new pricing guidelines will allow people of low income levels to take advantage of the veterinary services offered at the James S. Smith Spay/Neuter Clinic.
SHS officials said they decided Thursday the clinic would follow the low-income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the qualification bar. Officials said the change would open the door further people who might not otherwise be able to provide the critical or preventative veterinary care that their four-legged family members need.
"This change in the required income levels to qualify for the services we offer will drastically increase the number of clients who are able to utilize our clinic, to receive regular veterinary check-ups, life-saving heartworm testing and preventative treatment, as well as the most effective preventer of unwanted pets - spay and neuter surgeries," said Shail Radloff, executive director.
The clinic, located at the Humane Society facility on Dexter Road in Spartanburg now also offers low-cost vaccinations for all Spartanburg cats and dogs every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. with no appointment necessary, officials said.
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