It’s a Big February FIX, Lake County

February 2-3, 2019 will be the second FIX event in Lake County by Orphan Dog Rescue, with the goal of fixing more than 150 cats and dogs on one weekend. The event will be held at the Robinson Rancheria gym. The veterinary team from Global Veterinary Alliance (GVA) will provide the Veterinary services with support from students at U.C. Davis.

“We cannot adopt our way out of the pet overpopulation problem in Lake County. We’ve tried for over 15 years and it does not work”. Karen Schaver, Executive Director of Orphan Dog Rescue, explained. “Our solution is to bring no-cost/low-cost spay and neuter clinics to Lake County.”

The first FIX event was in June of 2017. At that time, Orphan Dog and IVO fixed about 120 cats and dogs. With the ambitious goal of 2020 fixes in 2020, Orphan Dog is reaching out to the community for support.

For the February 2-3 event, Orphan Dog needs to raise about $10,000, or $70 per spay and $50 per neuter. Donations toward the event can be made online at or by mail to Orphan Dog, P.O. Box 662, Lakeport, CA 95453. Donors will be acknowledged on the Orphan Dog FB page and on the website.

Orphan Dog understands, in Lake County where the residents and businesses are struggling financially, this is a big ask. Orphan Dog also knows that fixing the problem begins with a Big FIX of all the community pets.

To apply to have your pet become a part of the event, go to and fill out the sign-up form. Space is limited. There will be a waiting list. Donations for the spay/neuter service will be requested from the pet parents to help defray the cost of this event and toward the next event, even if it is just $1. Everyone may sign up for services and services will be provided to the lowest income earners first with remaining spaces assigned to higher incomes. Proof of income will be requested. Incomes over $50,000 will be required to pay $50.00 for neuter and $70.00 for a spay.

Let’s FIX Lake County!

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