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Castroville Nip and Tuck is a non profit organization which has tried to address the problem of over population of cats & dogs in the Castroville area.  The small organization (5 board members) has provided the low cost spay and neuter program for over  7 years.  The organization first raised their money by sponsoring the City Wide Yard Sale which is held twice a year (1st Saturday of June and November).  The monies collected from residents who sign up to be on the city wide map ( donated by Castroville State Bank) & donated items sold the day of the sale at the Barnyard Peddler had been one of their main fundraisers. Castroville Nip & Tuck turned the CWYS over to the City and now the FCAC (Friends of Castroville Animal Control) run the CWYS .They do all the advertising to promote the sale and appreciate those who sign up. All monies raised by the $5 sign up fee  goes to FCAC for their fostering and adoption program. Castroville Nip & Tuck also sponsors a Silent Auction in April with again - ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO THE SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM.  Gary Carter (former owner of Castroville Cafe )had been a great supporter of the Silent Auction.  They not only provide the location , but all the refreshments and staff for the occasion.

Since receiving grant funds they've been able to extend the spay & neuter program to all of Medina County residents.  Realizing “it's a drop in the bucket” - still the effort is being made.  Their main concern has been on educating the public on the value of getting your “pet fixed”.  It's not only a question of safety for your pet, but it's health – not to mention the fact that 1000's of strays or dumped animals will not have be euthanized.  So many people are under the delusion they “should first have a litter “ or it will take away the “macho-ness of the male.  Having your pet spayed or neutered helps to keep them from roaming, getting into fights, being less aggressive, and basically more affectionate.  They do not automatically put on weight or become unresponsive and less affectionate.  There are literally hundreds of animals in shelters that need good homes now before it's too late.  If you want puppies or kittens just go to one of the numerous shelters or ask your local Veterinarian for they have unwanted puppies or kittens dumped on them all the time.

Castroville Nip & Tuck will be sending out the Spay and Neuter schedule for the local participating Veterinarians and The SNAP's Mobile Clinic.  So sign up today and be a “Responsible Pet Owner”, by having your pet spayed or neutered.

 

 The $50 cost to have your pet spayed or neutered is less than a carton of cigarettes.

 

 

 


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