SIGN UP NOW: Spay neuter clinic in Fagaitua this week
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASG Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic in cooperation with the village of Fagaitua will be visiting the east side of the island this week.
Village clinics will be held on Wednesday, June 13th and Thursday June 14th. The clinics will start at 8:30 am and close at 3 pm.
Surgery patients should arrive no later than 9:30 am. As this is expected to be a busy clinic, pre-registration is encouraged by calling the veterinary clinic at 699-9445. There will be a limit of 25 animals on each day.
Spaying and neutering is one of the most productive and helpful things that can be done to help control and humanely reduce the dog overpopulation problem, and prevent a cat overpopulation problem here on American Samoa.
Additionally, spaying and neutering your pet provides many other health and behavior benefits such as reduced risks of certain cancers, reduced transmission of transmissible venereal tumors, reduced roaming, and longer lifespan.
PREPARING YOUR DOGS AND CATS FOR SURGERY
Animals should be brought to the clinic between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. If you have no transportation, help can be provided if you live nearby. Please call 699-9445.
Dogs should be at least 8 weeks old and weigh at least 5 pounds
Cats should be at least 8 weeks old and weight at least 2 pounds
Animals should be brought in cages or on a leash.
Nursing mothers (dogs and cats) should wait until puppies or kittens are 8 weeks old and eating solid food before a surgery is performed.
Animals should not be fed the morning surgery is scheduled. Water should be offered.
Additional services such as vaccinations, deworming, flea/tick treatments, and mange treatments will be available at a small additional cost.
All animals being sterilized will receive a small identifying tattoo in their right ear.
If you are unable to bring your animal to this clinic, spaying and neutering is done every day at the animal clinic in Tafuna.