Lawton animal advocates gather for event

Lawton animal advocates gather for event

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-Saturday volunteers lent helping hands to make Lawton-Fort Sill a better place for the city's for cats and dogs.

Lawton Animal Welfare hosted a free spay and neuter event, alongside an adopt-a-thon with local animal rescues. More than a dozen animals were adopted out to new forever homes.

Lawton Assistant City Manager, Jim Russell says he is grateful for all the hours that the veterinarians put in Saturday helping to curb Lawton's pet overpopulation problem.

"Absolutely this has been a success. We got 40 plus animals processed this morning for same day spay and neuters. The vets stepped up and did a great job in accepting even more than what they originally planned on doing," said Russell.

Russell says 250 owners showed up to have their pets spayed and neutered. Those owners who didn't get their pets fixed Saturday are on a waiting list and will receive a call when Lawton Animal Welfare is able to schedule their pet's surgeries.

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