The issue of spay and neutering pets is the backdrop for a fundraising event this Tuesday.
The Fix Is In is an area non-profit dedicated to providing spay and neutering services.
Spokesperson Karla Ortman says the goal is to reduce the number of homeless and/or unwanted pets....
"....unfortunately millions of cats and dogs throughout the world are homeless and by spay and neutering you help to prevent unwanted litters that may not find homes..."
The clinic offers services in Rhinelander, Minocqua, Conover, Crandon, Antigo, Wausau and Medford. They have performed more than 4,000 surgeries since July, 2012. Between six and eight million cats and dogs come to the nation's shelter system each year. Of that group, nearly four million are euthanized annually.
The 4th Annual Spay-getti Dinner is set for Holiday Acres on Lake Thompson near Rhinelander from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The buffet features all you care to eat with meat or non-meat sauce and other items. More information is at THEFIXISIN. org