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Bissell Pet Foundation sponsoring free spay/neuter clinic at SLAR

Posted at 9:53 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 00:01:04-05

There's still time to get your animal spayed or neutered for free in St. Landry Parish.

Cathy Bissell, owner of Bissell Vacuums and founder of the Bissell Pet Foundation, has donated $250,000 to help support spay/neuter clinics across the parish.

Bissell and the global non-profit Animal Balance are hoping to curb overpopulation and animal suffering.

"Really, we're here to ignite social change in the community, to improve the lives of all of the animals that live here," said Elsa Kohlbus, Animal Aid Program Director. "Improve the lives of the people who love those animals. We're here to just help the community in any way that we can."

The crew will be at the Yambilee Building tomorrow accepting walk-ins. Saturday is the final day of the clinic.

Bissell on her Facebook page said organizers hoped to fix about 140 dogs and almost 200 cats over the three-day clinic.

"It's a win-win," explained Bissell. "This whole program is going to be a win-win. We're a small foundation. We're not a big foundation like some of the Petcos and PetSmarts. We're small, but we care. We care about Opelousas."

For more information, visit the St. Landry Animal Rescue Facebook page.