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SJA Senior Teaming With Riverside Rescue To Reduce Number Of Homeless Pets

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SJA Senior Teaming With Riverside Rescue To Reduce Number Of Homeless Pets

Carleigh Dunnells

St. Johnsbury Academy senior Carleigh Dunnells is teaming up with Riverside Rescue, based in Lunenburg, to help host a low-cost spay/neuter clinic on Oct. 26 starting at 7:30 a.m. at Riverside Rescue.

The effort is part of Dunnells' senior Capstone research project, which has the goal of reducing the number of homeless pets, locally, through spaying and neutering.

"My research has concluded that spaying and neutering is the most effective way to put a dent in the growing population of strays," she said, "so I decided to team up with Riverside Rescue to help host a low cost spay/neuter clinic different from their usual routine, hoping to spay/neuter more pets.

"I wanted to team up with Riverside Rescue because I want to see a difference in my hometown of Lunenburg," she added. "Also, Riverside is a no-kill shelter, which I admire greatly. They have been a huge help in putting my project together, and I hope to see many animals brought to the clinic," Dunnells said.

Space for the clinic is limited and participating pet owners are asked to make reservations in advance by calling Riverside Rescue, located at 236 Riverside Ave. in Lunenburg, at (802) 892-5300.

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