West Texas animal lovers fix their pets

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MIDLAND, Tx. (KOSA) - Local pet owners did their part over the weekend to help stop the spread of unwanted litters and disease in the Permian Basin.

This weekend organizers said they beat that number by fixing close to 600 pets.

Fix West Texas and Pet Vet Relief put together their low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination clinic.

According to organizers, they helped spay and neuter close to 400 pets at their last event.

Organizers said they beat that number by fixing close to 600 pets this weekend.

Karen Patterson with Fix West Texas said pet owners and their furry friends know the importance of getting spayed or neutered, but sometimes due to high vet prices this simple task can be impossible.

"Here in West Texas, we have a huge overpopulation problem. We simply do not have enough homes for all the puppies and kittens that are born. That is part of the reason why we are doing this. We want to limit the number of strays and the number that get turned into the animal shelter,” said Patterson.

Fix West Texas wants to invite pet owners to their upcoming low-cost spay and neuter event next month in Odessa.