These 12 Shelter Animals Are $3,000 Closer to Adoption
Published on October 16, 2013 by Staff Writer
Ever visit an animal shelter? Usually they are full of lovable animals waiting to be adopted. Who can resist those cute faces looking back at you? Unfortunately, there are never enough animal lovers to adopt these cuties. In order to help reduce animal overpopulation, students in Broadview University-Layton’s veterinary technician school teamed up with the Weber County Animal Shelter to perform spay and neuter surgeries on a select group of dogs and one cat.
Students experienced a day in the life of a veterinary technician. They drew blood and performed the very laboratory tests they learned in class. They also were exposed to inducing anesthesia, intubating animals, prepping animals for surgery, and monitoring the anesthesia.
Jenny Denning, a vet tech student, said “Thank you so much for what you did for me. You made what I was learning in the classroom finally click.”
The shelter brought 11 dogs and one cat to the campus for surgery and rabies vaccinations. This event saved the shelter more than $3,000 and made the animals more adoptable. Shelters require all animals being adopted to be spayed or neutered before leaving for their new homes.
Laura Jolley from the Weber County Animal Shelter said, “I don’t know what I was expecting but your facility is so nice. You have been such a big help to us.”
This event was a huge success. Students had their “light bulb” moments as they practiced what they learned in the classroom. Instructors were able to work with the student to help them with the hands-on experience. The shelter is now able to more easily adopt out the animals they brought and save money.