48 dogs, cats spayed, neutered on Tinian


Nearly 50 cats and dogs were either spayed or neutered during a free two-day clinic on Tinian, according to Saipan Cares for Animals.

The animal welfare group told Saipan Tribune yesterday that a total of 48 cats and dogs were spayed (for females) or neutered (for males) at the Tinian Youth Center over the weekend.

SCA president Beth Pliscou described the 48 surgeries within two days as a “huge amount.” She thanked Tinian Mayor Edwin Aldan’s assistance.

Next up is a spay and neutering clinic on Rota. It is going to be a four-day clinic starting this Sunday, April 21, to Wednesday, April 24.

Pliscou is coordinating the outreach with Rota Mayor Efraim Atalig

Pliscou added that she is planning a second trip to Tinian.

“The Tinian mayor made it really great when we went there and we were able to do a lot of surgeries. I would really like to go back in about a month,” she said.

Logistics such as the rental car and the hotel rooms for the veterinarian and the SCA staff were handled by the Tinian Mayor’s Office. A similar set up is being arranged for the Rota visit.

The Rota clinic would be accepting both cats and dogs.

“Cats can have three litters of kittens a year. That could be like 30 kittens a year that one cat can produce,” she said.

Aldan told Saipan Tribune that SCA staff reached out to his office about two weeks ago to set up the clinic.

“We assisted in providing a space for them to operate, [as well as lent] staff from the Tinian Dog Control,” he said.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.
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