The Carroll County Humane Society's West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuters to dogs and cats and utilizes high-quality techniques, equipment, anesthesia and pain protocol. The clinic is available to everyone and is conveniently located off I-20 in Villa Rica, which is located between Carroll, Douglas, Paulding, and Haralson Counties. The clinic will only spay and neuter dogs and cats and, if needed, will administer rabies and other shots during the time of spaying/neutering.
West Georgia Spay/Neuter Clinic's mission is to provide a non-lethal solution to the homeless, abandoned, and feral animal populations so that euthanasia is no longer an acceptable means of population control.
The animal shelters in the West Georgia area are overwhelmed with unwanted animals, and consequently have heart-breakingly high euthanization rates. The purpose of the clinic is to attack pet overpopulation of companion animals by focusing on the root of the problem—there are too many animals having unwanted litters, which then do not find homes and end up at the shelter, where they either risk the chances of encountering diseases and dying or being euthanized, or are allowed to wander the streets having litters of their own which continue to contribute to the problem.
At the Spring 2005 Carroll County Humane Society board retreat, the Board of Directors decided that the next important goal of the organization was to start a spay/neuter clinic. For many years the Humane Society had considered opening its own shelter, but came to the conclusion that a spay/neuter clinic would have a greater impact on the local companion animal overpopulation. After months of research on spay/neuter clinics, the Board agreed that the Humane Alliance National Spay Neuter Response Team model would significantly increase their chances of success and would be the most effective and feasible way for the Society to accomplish this goal. On April 4, 2006, CCHS was accepted into the Humane Alliance NSNRT program and started working on the clinic project.