Kim Culbertson's spay-mobile coming for your pet's baby-making parts
|Photo by Tela Chhe|
Culbertson fixes pets from the spay-mobile that roams areas where people might not usually be able to afford the procedure. She calls it the Minnesota Spay-Neuter Assistance Program. Many of these pets end up with unwanted pregnancies that further contribute to the amount of animals found in shelters or euthanized. About 80,000 pets are euthanized each year in the state. The spay-mobile can sterilize up to 35 pets a day.
The whole program is fun and dandy, but the Pioneer Press piece made us puke a little bit. It's one thing to talk about the program and another to give us too much details about animal privates.
The male dog:
When the dog was ready, Culbertson donned latex gloves and a surgical mask.And the female cat:
She made a few quick incisions to the inert pooch, and a testicle popped out like a grape.
She pointed to a small lump on one side of it. "It looks like a brain, doesn't it? That explains everything," she joked.
A few strokes of a scalpel, and Culbertson held up a scrap of viscera from the cat. "This little pink jellybean is an ovary," she said.Add grapes and jelly beans to our "never eating again" list. Breaking through the skin of a good grape will never be the same.
Check out the schedule of clinics to find one near you.