The Spay & Neuter Clinic will alter (or “fix”) 1,662 cats and dogs from central Hattiesburg for free in the first year of this project. Interested Hattiesburg residents can call the Spay & Neuter Clinic to determine if they live in the targeted area which is bordered by the Bouie River on the north, South 40th Avenue on the west, the downtown sewage lagoon on the east, and just south of Richburg Road and W.S.F. Tatum Blvd. on the south. Pet owners must call first to make an appointment for their pet’s surgery. Southern Pines Spay & Neuter Clinic is the area’s largest provider of spay/neuter surgery, having altered over 22,000 area pets since 2009. Located at 1304 Hardy St., the Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and can be reached at 601-544-5678.