Moab Mobile Veterinary Clinic Staff members Dr. Len Sorensen (left), Sheryl Sorensen, Dr. Alexis Johnson and Lee Rindlisbacher are ready to get to work, thanks to a PetSmart Charities grant for more than 0,000 that will help fund dog and cat sterilizations in San Juan County. [Courtesy photo]

Humane Society of Moab Valley is offering 380 free dog and cat sterilizations for any pet living in ZIP codes 84535 and 84511 in San Juan County, thanks to a grant for more than $30,000 from PetSmart Charities.

“This is an exceptional opportunity and one that will end when the grant money runs out,” Humane Society of Moab Valley Executive Director Leigh Ryan said. “We really want to see pet owners in the Monticello and Blanding ZIP codes take advantage of these free spay/neuter surgeries to help reduce the unwanted pet population in this area.”

The Moab Mobile Veterinary Clinic is at the Monticello Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 491, in Monticello, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can call 435-259-8710 immediately to make an appointment for the free sterilizations. At least one clinic in Blanding will also be scheduled. A limited number of rabies shots are also available.

Humane Society of Moab Valley is a nonprofit organization supported entirely by donations and grants that promotes and provides responsible care for the community’s animals. Since 1999, Humane Society of Moab Valley has found homes for more than 1,800 pets and spayed or neutered over 4,100 owned and surrendered dogs and cats.

“Our vision is that every pet has a safe, healthy, happy life and a forever home,” Humane Society of Moab Valley Board President Saxon Sharpe said. “We have worked hard to make that happen in the Moab area and we want to work toward that end in San Juan County. This grant will go a long way toward helping us to do that.”

PetSmart Charities, Inc., is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that aims to save the lives of homeless pets. Each year, nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through its adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events.

PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness through increased spay and neuter efforts. With the help of animal welfare partners, such as Humane Society of Moab Valley, PetSmart Charities has funded more than 1.4 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. since 2009.

$30K grant from PetSmart Charities funds mobile clinic efforts

For more information about Humane Society of Moab Valley or PetSmart Charities, visit moabpets.org, or www.petsmartcharities.org/.