ESPANOLA ― The Espanola Valley Humane Society (EVHS) has announced the opening of its newly renovated clinic space.
The clinic features a dedicated lobby and space for client consultations, a renovated surgery suite and increased capacity for animal recovery after spay/neuter or other surgeries. In addition, cats and dogs now have separate recovery areas.
“We’ve been working on this new clinic space for months, and it’s wonderful to offer this new opportunity to better serve the community,” EVHS Executive Director Bridget Lindquist said. “The Española Valley Humane Society has grown over the last 24 years and the new clinic allows us to do even more to help control the population of animals in our service area – where there is one unwanted animal for every three households.”
In 2015, the Shelter performed 4,121 spay/neuter surgeries. Also in 2015, EVHS received a nearly $92,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to fund rural outreach, free, onsite vaccination clinics, and free transportation of animals to and from the clinic for spay/neuter surgery. EVHS’s goal is to perform 600 free sterilizations from the targeted communities of Santa Clara and Ohkay Owingeh pueblos, and villages of Chimayo, Hernandez and Velarde.