A local group is doing its part to prevent animal overpopulation and euthanization.
Tailwaggers 4 Life has secured a grant to provide low cost spaying and neutering for local pets.
It has teamed up with Adams Veterinary Clinic in Meridian to provide the service. About forty animals took part in the first clinic Friday.
"We're doing it twice a month right now, the first Thursday and third Thursday of every month," said Charles Chaplin of Tailwaggers 4 Life. "And hopefully, ongoing, from here on. We're trying to make it a sustainable program that will sustain itself and keep on going for years to come."
Tailwaggers 4 Life is a non-profit dog rescue sheltering farm based in Waynesboro.
The grant to provide the spaying and neutering clinic comes from the Humane Society of the United States.