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Supporters of spay-neuter clinics show up at the AL State Board of Veterinary board meeting

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Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama State Board of Veterinary and medical examiners met this morning and heard testimony on a proposed rule that would limit who could spay and neuter animals.

A conference room filled with animal lovers let the state board of veterinary and medical examiners know that they all adamantly oppose any measure that would seriously limit who could perform neuter and spay procedures.

Michelle Averill who opposes measure said,"We stand with all of the clinics in the state that support low cost spay neuter."

Another opposer, Tracy Colvin said, "And I take them to these clinics where I can afford to spay and neuter these animals and I do it on my dollar bill but if I had to go to my vet every time and pay for this I couldn't do it."

All of this started after the legislature failed to pass a measure that would have made some changes for veterinarians across the state.

The board will make a decision this afternoon on spay neuter clinics. It's possible they could vote to table the issue, and let the legislature handle this in the next session.

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