TULSA — A local animal clinic is inundated with requests to have dogs and cats spayed and neutered.
Spay Oklahoma offers the surgeries at a low cost to the public and shelters.
In a recent three day span, the clinic said they received about 500 requests for appointments. As of now, they are almost booked solid through May and have a 730-person waiting list.
Veterinarian Dr. Troy Thompson said he averages anywhere from 30 to 45 surgeries every day. The clinic performs about 600 every month.
"We do surgeries back to back," Dr. Thompson said. "We have two [operating tables], so as I'm finishing one surgery, the next one is getting prepped on the table for me. We do that until they are all done."
The north Tulsa clinic sees pets from as far away Drumright and Ponca City.
Dr. Thompson believes the influx of appointment requests is because they are one of the only groups in the area spaying and neutering for a low cost.
As an alternative, the Tulsa SPCA does have a low cost clinic that spays and neuters and is currently taking appointments.
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