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Venice Cat Coalition organizes 4-county World Spay Day 2/25/14

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SW FL ~ The Venice Cat Coalition has asked us … and now we’re asking YOU … to help spread the great news that in honor of World Spay Day, cats AND DOGS in Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and DeSoto Counties may be eligible to take advantage of the approximate 200 spay/neuter surgeries promised in this area by participating veterinarians and organizations.

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If you or someone you know would like to apply to take advantage of this program please go to the Venice Cat Coalition Web Site and fill out the "World Spay Day Surgery" form, or call 941-525-4568 and leave a message for VCC event coordinator Caroline Resnick. (First priority will be given to those who fill out the request form.)

World Spay Day is a national campaign sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. Last year's event resulted in more than 50,000 donated surgeries to sterilize cats and dogs around the globe. The Humane Society of Sarasota County has pledged 60 surgeries and Dr. Nicholas Caceres jumped right in last week, performing surgery on one of five cats brought in from a low-income household; Dr. Robin Hughes, Medical Director of Cat Depot, has already spayed three low-income household kittens for the Venice Cat Coalition's World Spay Day 2014.

VCC's Ms.Resnick emphasizes that any veterinarians wishing to participate are still welcome to contact her. Veterinarians and organizations already pledging their support of World Spay Day by donating surgeries in 2014 include:

Dr Nicholas Caceres, Sarasota Humane Society, Sarasota
Dr. Andrew King, Cat Hospital of Sarasota, Sarasota
Dr. Robin Hughes, Cat Depot, Sarasota
Dr. Jerry Eddington, Animal Rescue Coalition, Sarasota
Dr. Nicole Kushmaul, Veterinary Care of Venice, Venice
Dr. Steve Koch, Tuttle Animal Medical Clinic, Sarasota
Dr. Steven Pepper, Fruitville Veterinary Clinic, Sarasota
Dr. Jonathan Gurland, Lemon Bay Animal Hospital, Englewood
Dr. Lavinia Tulcan, Animal Welfare League
Dr. Martin Neher, Palmer Ranch Animal Clinic, Sarasota
Dr. Gary Berkowitz, Veterinary Associates of Jacaranda, Venice
Dr. Michael Reinhart, Jacaranda Animal Hospital, Venice
Dr. Teresa Smith, Heron Creek Animal Hospital, North Port
Dr. Charlotte Sherrell, Laurel Oak Veterinary Hospital, Sarasota
Dr. Gary Reinhardt, Veterinary Center of Sarasota, Sarasota
Dr. Cliff Myburgh, Bright Cross Animal Clinic, Venice

Dr. Kevin Cronin, Charlotte Animal Hospital, Charlotte Harbor
Dr. Alexander Villarreal, Collingswood Animal Hospital, Charlotte Harbor
Dr. Debbie Marks, The Animal Clinic, Port Charlotte
Dr. Greg Fluharty, The Animal Clinic, Port Charlotte
Dr. Mark Degrove, Peace River Veterinary Clinic, Punta Gorda
Dr. Dan Bowen, Animal Medical Clinic, Punta Gorda
Dr. Kris Minnich, Toledo Blade Animal Clinic, North Port

Dr. Kortney Reddick, Arcadia Animal Hospital, Arcadia
Dr. Mark Davis, Arcadia Animal Hospital, Arcadia
Dr. Debra Van Roekel, Van Roekel & Associates, Alva

Dr. James Bowers, Eastside Animal Hospital, Ft. Myers
Affordable Animal Care Clinic, Ft. Myers
Dr. Mark Schmidt, P.A.W.S. Lee County, N. Fort Myers

Organizations:
Humane Society of Sarasota County
Community Cats of Charlotte
Cat Depot
Animal Rescue Coalition
Animal Welfare League
Venice Cat Coalition

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