Spay and neuter services come to Saipan, Tinian

Posted on Aug 19 2022

Dog Control Program manager Martin Pangelinan, rightmost; Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang, second from left; and Grace and Aria Keilbach of Boonie Babies Saipan, third and fourth from right, pose with visiting veterinarian, Dr. Kris Anderson DVM, third from left, at the Saipan Mayor’s Office Multifunctional Animal Shelter in As Perdido. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Low-cost spay and neuter services are available on Saipan until Sept. 16, 2022, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Boonie Babies Saipan, Boonie Flight Project, and the Office of the Mayor of Saipan.

Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang said in a news release yesterday that this low-cost service will be done by Dr. Kris Anderson, DVM, who will be in the CNMI from Aug. 18, 2022, to Sept. 16, 2022.

“I am very happy to welcome Dr. Kris Anderson, DVM, to Saipan to offer our residents that own pets low-cost spay and neuter services,” said Apatang.

This comes a month and a half after the last spay and neuter clinic was conducted by the U.S. Army’s 445th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services on Saipan.

Apatang said that Boonie Babies Saipan made the arrangement to bring Anderson to Saipan, and she arrived on island on Wednesday morning.

Anderson graduated from Texan A&M University veterinary school in 2009.

“The expense to fly Dr. Anderson to Saipan from an area just outside of Houston, Texas, was paid for by Boonie Babies Saipan. At the same time, Boonie Babies Saipan used its own resources to purchase supplies and equipment to be used in the clinic,” added the mayor.

“This is one way of helping pet owners take care of their pets and improve their health, and we are very fortunate that Dr. Anderson was willing to travel thousands of miles to a different time zone and climate conditions to offer her expertise,” said Arron Danaher of Boonie Babies Saipan.

The clinic will be held at the Mayor’s Office Multifunctional Animal Shelter in As Perdido. Today, Friday, will be the first day of operation, starting from 9am to around 3pm. Pet owners should check clinic schedules and fees for spay and neuter services by calling the Saipan Mayor’s Office Dog Control Program at (670) 234-3647 [DOGS] for details.

“I am excited to be [on] Saipan and am sure pet owners are as excited that their pets can now receive proper health care they need. With my years of training, my goal is to spay and neuter as many pets as I can while am here,” said Anderson.

“I am thankful that Boonie Babies and Ms. Lauren Cabrera of Boonie Flight Project for their efforts in coordinating this clinic and for making it possible for Dr. Anderson to come to Saipan,” said Apatang.

“There is a huge need for veterinary care in the Marianas, and we are committed to helping with this. We are so grateful for our partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Dog Control Program that made this clinic possible,” said Cabrera.

Anderson will be on Tinian from Sept. 11 to 14. (PR)

Press Release
News under Press Release are official statements issued to Saipan Tribune giving information on a particular matter.
Disclaimer: Comments are moderated. They will not appear immediately or even on the same day. Comments should be related to the topic. Off-topic comments would be deleted. Profanities are not allowed. Comments that are potentially libelous, inflammatory, or slanderous would be deleted.