The Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (ASBVME) recently gave “Notice of Intended Action”, which will adversely affect the 4 non-profit spay/neuter clinics that operate in compliance with Alabama’s current Veterinary Medical Practice Act. The Notice’s purported aim is to restrict non-veterinarians from interfering with decisions made by veterinarians.
Less than a week after marking its third anniversary, the Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic in Irondale was threatened with closure by the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Examiners.
The news came in a certified letter June 9 signed by Tammy S. Wallace, executive director of the state board. The letter alleges that the clinic is not owned by a licensed veterinarian and is therefore in violation of Alabama Code.
Alabama Spay/Neuter, in conjunction with Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation, is hosting a free spay neuter clinic on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 for the the residence of the Greater Birmingham area, in recognition of Spay Day.
On October 19, 2010 a team of 4 veterinarians performed 93 surgeries which is the most performed in a single day at their facility. “I want to thank our qualified and caring staff for their work” said Carolyn Tittle, the Director of Surgical Operations.
from WIAT CBS-42
Some of the cats at the Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic were once considered feral, but now they could be anyone’s pet. They can mellow out over time, but the recently caught feral cats are a completely different story. If you have to deal with them you’d better bring some gloves or better yet a cage with protective dividers.