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Alannah Nolton and Catrina Sofia Cuhna work to neuter a cat at the Valley Event Center on Saturday, July 19, during the annual spay/neuter event in Glasgow to help keep the feral cat and dog populations down.
Lots of cats and dogs were brought to the Valley Event Center on Friday and Saturday last week. They were received by several volunteers who helped prep animals for a short surgery, and comfort them after the work was done.
Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Young helped coordinate a crew that included several veterans in training, track and cross country kids from Denver, Colo., and local volunteers to ensure that the process went smoothly.
Many of the young runners participated in the Doggie Dash that took place Saturday morning before heading in for a long day of volunteering. Young is a track coach for the runners and has encouraged them to help with the project.
Glasgow area 4-H kids helped volunteer as well during the event that helped spay and neuter hundreds of animals from the area. The hope was to lower the number of feral animals and prevent the spread of disease and unnecessary suffering to animals.
Young, who runs an international training center for spaying and neutering animals, explained the importance of controlling populations of animals and said that they were traveling all over to continue the work. He said that Montana vets also helped during the process.