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Hope for All Pets

Group hopes to provide a pet spay/neuter
clinic in McCreary County

Photos by Eugenia Jones Veterinarian Jessica Perpich, McCreary County’s Kelly Tucker, and Kayla Sellers are pictured inside Hope for All Pets, Inc.’s leased mobile spay/neuter clinic van.

 

McCreary County native, Karla Blakenship, is pictured comforting an animal during a recent Hope for All Pets, Inc. spay/neuter clinic.

 

By Eugenia Jones
eugenia@highland.net

Hope for All Pets, Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit animal rescue and mobile spay/neuter clinic headquartered in Pulaski County; however, volunteers with the organization hope to expand their services to include an on-site spay/neuter clinic in McCreary County in the near future.
The organization already has several folks with McCreary County ties volunteering to help animals in need. Pulaski County’s Kayla Sellers founded Hope for All Pets, Inc. and has a dedicated McCreary County sidekick, Kelly Tucker, assisting her with the organization. All members of the group, except the veterinarian, are volunteers and receive no pay. Former McCreary County resident and current substitute teacher, Karla Blakenship, volunteers to help with the mobile spay/neuter clinics and grooming of rescue animals.
“We coordinate everything locally with all volunteer help,” Tucker said. “The only person who receives any pay is our vet, Dr. Jessica Perpich, who is an independent contract vet.”
Sellers and Tucker know firsthand how much time and work are required to operate a successful rescue and spay neuter organization.
“There is so much time spent behind the scenes,” Tucker noted. “It takes a lot of time to set up and schedule a spay/neuter clinic.”
Hope for All Pets offers spay/neuter services for both cats and dogs. The fee is $40.00 for cats and $60.00 for dogs. The group relies on financial donations from the public to support their cause.
“We also welcome donations of alcohol pads, gauze, towels, etc. to help us care for our rescue animals,” Tucker added.

The group has been a nonprofit for five years and became active in providing spay/neuter services and rabies shots in 2019.
For more information about the group and/or the services they offer, visit the organization’s Facebook page.
For low-cost spay & neuter information, visit facebook.com/hapispayneuter and for animal surrenders or adoptions, visit facebook.com/hopeforallpetsinc. The group’s email is HopeForAllPetsinc@outlook.com. Their phone number is 606-960-0002.

 

 

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