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Q Does Haven Humane Society have a full time veterinarian on staff? The current lack of veterinary services appears to be having a detrimental effect on spaying efforts in Shasta County.
A. Not yet, according to Haven operations manager Jim Lewis.
The Anderson-based animal shelter‘s full-time veterinarian, Cyanna Howden, left the organization in February.
“We have been actively looking for a replacement ever since,” Lewis said.
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Until then, Haven does not have a full-time veterinarian to perform animal neutering and neutering services for the public, he said.
When fully staffed, Haven offers low-cost neutering and neutering services and low-cost veterinary services to veterans and low-income households.
While he can’t offer these services onsite at this time, Haven sells coupons to help offset the cost of neutering surgeries at Shasta County veterinary offices. These are only available to Shasta County residents, Lewis said. The cost of vouchers varies depending on the type of animal and the area of the county where the person lives.
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