SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Construction is underway to build Savannah's first low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is building the clinic on their property. The clinic will offer spay and neutering services for cats and dogs for under $100.
"If they can't afford the $300 that it might cost at a private practice, then the alternative is to just not do that. There's ton of population, accidental litters. That's what ends up here at our campus; either at animal control or with us," said Megan Collins, Interim Director of Operations.
The Humane Society has been fundraising for this project for several years because there continues to be an issue of stray and unwanted animals.
"This is one piece of the puzzle and importantly, this is for people who know they should fix their animals and can't afford it. There are a lot of people who don't appreciate how important it is to have their animals fixed," said the Humane Society for Greater Savannah Executive Director Lynn Gensamer.
She says many folks in community still need to be educated about the benefits of spay and neuter.
The clinic is expected to open in January.