- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - A nonprofit veterinary group will provide free spay and neutering services for dogs in two Yukon-Kuskokwim villages this week.

KYUK reports (https://is.gd/E1bPqX) the Alaska Native Rural Veterinary group will be in Tuntutuliak (tun-too-TOO’-lee-ack) and Kongiganak (kong-EE’-guh-nuk) on Wednesday and Thursday.

Group leader Angie Fitch in Fairbanks says it’s too expensive for people in rural Alaska to fly dogs for care, and there are no vets in the villages.

So they try to visit about 20 villages a year to offer spay and neuter services and vaccinations. Those include rabies and booster shots. They will also provide shots for eligible cats.

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Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org

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