CSN Students, Pet Group Work Together on Overpopulation | Charity
Students from the College of Southern Nevada are teaming up with a local pet organization to control the overpopulation problem.
CSN’s Veterinary Technician Program is working with Heaven Can Wait Spay and Neuter Clinic on the sterilization of feral cats and pets from low-income homes.
Although the college’s Charleston campus includes an animal surgery clinic where students provide a service to the community and assist with various procedures at low to no cost, CSN Veterinary Technician program director Dr. Dennis Olsen stressed that it is important for students to serve the community outside of the classroom.
“This is a great service learning opportunity for CSN students. The first week we went to Heaven Can Wait this semester, our students helped spay and neuter more than 55 animals,” Olsen said. “I am honored that we can assist in Heaven Can Wait’s great community service mission, providing free and low-cost quality services to low-income families.”
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a non-profit animal humane organization, was formed in 2000 and promotes sterilization as the solution to the tragic pet overpopulation problem in Las Vegas. The clinic serves as a much-needed resource for those who aren’t able to afford sterilization services at regular veterinary prices.
CSN students will return to the Heaven Can Wait Spay and Neuter Clinic, located at 546 N. Eastern, Suite 175, on Tuesday. They will prepare animals for anesthesia, conduct physicals, assist in surgeries and provide other care for local animals under the supervision of Dr. David Henderson.