Purdue U Starting New Vet Program
Some Purdue University veterinarians are rolling out a brand new program.
Purdue Professor Dr. Lyn Freeman says it's called, "Priority 4 Paws." Freeman says the program features a mobile surgery unit - a 34-foot trailer - that will travel to animal shelters across the state and provide spay and neutering services. The program kicks off July 30th.
They hope to do at least five thousand surgeries a year on animals that will be adopted out to new owners. Freeman says it's part of their effort to get the animal population under control in Indiana. She says the program will also provide practical experience for veterinary students. She adds the unit will travel within a 115 mile radius of West Lafayette to start out and they're working with 11 different shelters.
PetSmart Charities and the Tony Stewart Foundation are among those backing the program.