Dr. Christine Asaro, the medical director of the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, recently participated in the “Spayathon for Puerto Rico” with the ViDAs organization.
Asaro participated in one of the four clinics that were held from February 3 to 9, at which 3406 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered.
ViDAS (the International Veterinarians Dedicated to Animal Health) is a non-profit organization established in 2002 to combat animal overpopulation and provide education to local communities.
ARF has helped homeless animals in Puerto Rico for over a decade and participated in two rescue missions after Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, bringing more than 200 animals to its adoption center in Wainscott.
The Spayathon for Puerto Rico is a coalition of 26 organizations that have been brought together by the Humane Society of the United States to champion a spay and neuter campaign. The February Clinic alone helped more than 3000 animals with a team of 50 people.
For more information about ARF and its services, visit www.arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400.