Mobile spay-neuter van has arrived |

Mobile spay-neuter van has arrived

A long-awaited mobile clinic to offer low-cost spay and neuter services for pets in western Nevada County has arrived.

When it goes into operation, it will be the first such clinic in the county, giving low-income residents an alternative to going to Auburn.

Karyl Marlow and her son Philip Marlow (shown in photo above with the van) drove 2,500 miles after picking up the vehicle last week near Columbus, Ohio. They arrived back home Wednesday afternoon.

The van and equipment cost about $170,000, according to John Bush, president of AnimalSave. An anonymous donor in Grass Valley contributed $80,000, the nonprofit organization raised another $13,000 in a fundraiser dinner and Citizen’s Bank gave the group a bridge loan for the balance.

AnimalSave expects to pay back the loan with grants and donations, Bush said.

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