VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Pet Friendly Services of Indiana and mobile veterinary clinic Public Vet held low-cost spay and neuter clinics at the Vigo County Fairgrounds.

Appointments were booked May 15th through the 16th, with over 200 cats registered for the two-day clinic services.

Pet owners had the opportunity to purchase a Pet Friendly specialty license plate to fund projects like these each year.

Public Vet Doctor Aria Armendariz said as neuter’s cost upward of about $450 at some clinics, the event allowed the community to get their cats treated for $90 or less.

“Reducing the costs takes a huge burden of stress off families,” Armendariz. “It feels wonderful to see the relief on owners faces when returning the animals back.”

Volunteer Sonia Leigh said pet owners also were given knowledge about the importance of keeping your animals up to date on vaccines.

“We handed out pamphlets about lime disease and all the other coinfection diseases that come with not getting your cats vaccinated,” Leigh said.

The discounted animal service efforts at the fairgrounds were sponsored by project HOPE through the City, Terre Haute Humane Society, and Pet Friendly Services of Indiana.