Humane Alliance opens spay-neuter training center

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Humane Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina, opened its new spay-neuter training center on July 28 to help continue spreading its model for high-quality, high-volume sterilization of cats and dogs.

The nonprofit has trained hundreds of veterinarians and veterinary students in its techniques. The organization also sterilizes cats and dogs for shelters and pet owners in western North Carolina, helps other organizations open sterilization clinics across the country, and campaigns for early sterilization.

The new training center was made possible by grants from the nonprofit organization’s long-term partners, PetSmart Charities and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The facility features six surgical bays, a large kennel area, classrooms, office space, and a separate dormitory.

Since 2005, PetSmart Charities has granted more than $5.4 million to the Humane Alliance. The ASPCA made its first grant to the Humane Alliance in 2004 and has provided support every year since 2007 totaling nearly $6 million.