Around 30 volunteers came together Saturday, Nov. 3 to hold a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for Appanoose County animals at Centerville City Hall.

Dr. Anthony White of Parkside Animal Hospital in Centerville proposed the clinic, with all proceeds from the surgeries going to support Furever Friends Rescue of Appanoose, Inc. a local group working to build an animal shelter in Appanoose County.

Those attending the clinic could also give donations to the group and could purchase certain vaccinations for their animals, with those proceeds going to Parkside.

White said before the clinic he hoped to see stray animals brought is and several people did bring in stray cats to be spayed or neutered. In total, the event was able to spay or neuter 37 cats and 19 dogs and raised $1,650 for Furever Friends according to Chelsea White with Parkside Animal Hospital.

Volunteers included Dr. White, Dr. Pamela Sessions and Dr. Pete Lasley, Parkside Animal Hospital staff, members of Furever Friends, local high school students and other community members.

Krystal Fowler can be reached at kfowler@dailyiowegian.com or by calling (641) 856-6336.​ Follow her on Twitter @KFowler_Daily.

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