H.O.P.E. Clinic Director Cathy DeMarco made a promotional appearance on this writer's TV show, Pound Posse Presents.
A little known gem in the city of Waterbury is the H.O.P.E Spay/Neuter Clinic. Located at 130 Scott Rd, right off of Interstate 84, the H.O.P.E. Clinic offers low cost services to everyone.
"H.O.P.E." stands for Halting Overpopulation, Preventing Euthanasia. The Clinic's mission is to end the overpopulation and euthanasia of unwanted, stray, abandoned, or feral cats and dogs. According to Clinic Director, Cathy DeMarco, since opening its doors in August of 2009, the H.O.P.E. Clinic has sterilized over 11,000 animals and is the only stationary clinic of its kind in the state.
Available programs at the H.O.P.E. Clinic include those for Pit Bulls, feral cats, persons receiving assistance, rescuers and shelters. In addition, the H.O.P.E. Clinic accepts the state spay/neuter voucher issued when adopting an animal from a municipal shelter.
At their Open House on Sunday, February 19, 2012 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, the Clinic is hoping to raise awareness and gain support for the services that they offer. The public is invited to visit the facility to meet the staff, take a tour, and even make appointments for spay/neuter surgeries. Refreshments will be served and all who register will be eligible to win a free cat or dog spay/neuter.
The H.O.P.E. Clinic is a 501(c)3 non~profit organization and accepts as well as encourages donations in order to keep their pricing affordable. There are currently openings for volunteers, and a Volunteer Orientation will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Clinic from 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
The H.O.P.E. Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, please call (203)437~7955.