The Northland Animal Welfare Society invites the public to attend an open house at the new location of its Spay Neuter Clinic in Gladstone.
The open house is 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at 6972 N. Broadway, Gladstone.
The celebration will include tours, music by Knock Kneed Sally, refreshments, dog/cat rescue groups, free canine massages, and bob for dogs with a kiddie pool and hot dogs.
“We are so excited to be in Gladstone and the new location offers NAWS more visibility, walk-in traffic and additional phone inquiries,” said Goldie Arnold, president of NAWS. “We are able to reach more families with pets who otherwise would not have the opportunity to spay/neuter, vaccinate or microchip their pets.”
NAWS’ goal is to reduce pet overpopulation by helping families that would not be able to spay, neuter or vaccinate their pets.
The new location also has a Pet Pantry to help customers and rescue groups with donated food. In the future, NAWS plans to add more services and a Cat Café, which will give animal lovers the opportunity to “rent” a cat while they enjoy a hot or cold drink.
Last year NAWS Spay Neuter Clinic assisted 4,500 families and completed more than 1,500 pet surgeries, 3,900 vaccinations, and 700 microchips.
For information, call 816-830-7759 or 816-336-1888.
Norma King, Special to The Star