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New Oklahoma City clinic helps leash pet count, surgery cost

BRIAN KIMBALL Modified: June 15, 2009 at 7:20 am •  Published: June 15, 2009

/> "For lots of people, with the economy being what it is ... I know that people’s pets are falling by the wayside,” said Kelly Kimble, who took her cocker spaniels Max and Sam to the clinic Tuesday.

Kimble said she was apprehensive about getting her dogs sterilized because of the price. At her normal veterinary clinic, it would cost $250 per animal. At the OK Humane Place clinic, it costs $60 for female dogs, $50 for male dogs, $35 for female cats and $30 for male cats.

But the lower cost didn’t mean she would be getting a lower quality of service. Kimble said she was so impressed with the clinic that she’s going to volunteer with pets at least once per month.

"I love animals, and I think there are a lot of people out there who want to provide better care for their pets but are financially unable to do it,” Kimble said. The clinic "is a fantastic avenue for people to be able to provide pets with the care they need, reduce the overpopulation issue and not have to have their pets go without eating at the same time.”