HB141 was approved by the Alabama Senate Health Committee this week. If the bill is chosen by the Rules Committee as a special order, it can be voted on in front of the entire Senate. This bill will offer protection for the state’s low cost spay and neuter clinics to be able to continue providing these services to residents who cannot afford to pay high prices to have their pets altered. This is a first step to lessening number of stray animals that overwhelm the county’s limited resources.
Sen. Greg Reed is the chairman of the Health Committee and voted to approve the bill, clearly recognizing the value of these services to his home county. The Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic currently provides transportation from Jasper to their clinic in Birmingham for animals to be spayed or neutered at a lower cost to their owners. For more information on these services, call 205-956-0012 or 877-334-9738 or visit www.alspay.org.— The Daily Mountain Eagle