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All set for spay, neuter services

THE Saipan mayor’s office says spay and neuter services will be conducted as scheduled even as its personnel continue removing debris caused by Typhoon Dolphin.

Mayor David M. Apatang said the Humane Society International or HSI team led by its Pacific Islands policy coordinator Inga Gibson is now on Saipan.

David Apatang

He said veterinary teams from HSI in partnership with Animal Balance and his office will be at the Lower Base animal shelter and at the Kagman Community Center from May 19 to May 29.

Saipan dog control program manager Spencer Marchadesch said the team can accommodate up to 80 dogs per day.

“We are hoping for a big turnout,” he said as he encouraged pet owners to take advantage of the program.

The mayor’s office has been getting reservations since it started distributing $25 vouchers as donations for the services, he added.

He said no one who wants his or her dog sterilized will be turned away even if a pet owner is not able to pay for the service.

Some pet owners have already set up a schedule to bring their dogs to the clinic, Marchadesch said, adding that they also have dogs available for adoption.

For more information, call the Saipan mayor’s office at 234-6208 or email You can also visit Saipan Cares for Animals on Facebook.