Jane Guillaume, Executive Director People for Animals, speaks about affordable veterinary care services in Millville.

Vineland Daily Journal

MILLVILLE – A groggy patient peered from the cat carrier passed to Christine Burlew during discharges Friday at the new People for Animals Inc. veterinary clinic on North High Street.

Learning of the non-profit agency’s clinic through Facebook, the Millville woman made a spay/neuter appointment for a cat she is offering a home. She joked it was also a gender reveal because she wasn’t sure of its sex.

“How are you doing,” she fussed over the black and white kitten while clinic staff reviewed post-op care instructions.

Pet owners pick up their animals in the parking lot at the People for Animals clinic in Millville on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The facility offers affordable pet care including spay and neuter services to reduce the numbers of homeless animals in local shelters. (Photo: Adam Monacelli/The Daily Journal)

People for Animals Inc., the state’s leading spay/neuter provider, is now open and offering veterinary services that include vaccinations, microchipping, and wellness care.

“I think it’s awesome,” Burlew said.

People for Animals Inc., founded in 1980, operate three clinics strategically located in the northern, central, and southern regions of the state. Their mission is to reduce the number of cats and dogs that end up on the streets or in shelters by offering affordable vet care, advocating public policy and providing community outreach.

“This will provide healthcare to animals that otherwise would not have gotten it,” said Bob Clark of the Salem County Humane Society who was picking up four cats after surgeries. The society has an established partnership for spay/neutering services with People for Animals Inc.

“Last year, we cared for 35,000 animals statewide across about 86 percent of the municipalities,” said Jerry Rosenthal, the non-profit’s director of marketing and development.

Surgical fees for dogs range from $140 to $170 depending on sex and weight. For cats, it’s $95, with a low-cost option for those part of a trap, neuter, release program. Most vaccines run about $20 and microchipping is $15, which includes registration.


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