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Local doc aims to help animals

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From left, Dr. Rob Thornton and his wife, Kim, and his father, Bill Thornton, with animals that are available for adoption at the animal shelter in Kingman at 950 Buchanan St.

Courtesy<br><br> From left, Dr. Rob Thornton and his wife, Kim, and his father, Bill Thornton, with animals that are available for adoption at the animal shelter in Kingman at 950 Buchanan St.

KINGMAN - A local business owner in Kingman is promoting saving animal lives in Mohave County.

During the month of October, Dr. Rob Thornton of High Desert Chiropractic will donate $25 to the Mohave County Animal Control Spay and Neuter Program each time a new patient is referred to his office.

"With the economic times, probably less people are able to get their animals spayed or neutered," said Dr. Thornton.

"This is my way of giving back to the community, and I'd welcome other business owners to do the same, to help save animals lives!"

"Mohave County residents benefit from the Spay and Neuter Program," said Trish Carter, Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. "When funds are available, vouchers up to $35 have been given to residents toward their animal's procedure.

"Currently, vouchers are not available. Once funds accrue, then vouchers will be made available to the public."

High Desert Chiropractic is at 1301 E. Andy Devine Avenue or they can be reached at (928) 753-5554.

New hours

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15, the Mohave County Animal Shelter at 950 Buchanan St. in Kingman will have new office operating hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The kennel's hours remain the same - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The change in office hours is to create a more efficient operation and to better facilitate the adoption of animals.

Mohave County Animal Control also recently joined an online pet adoption Web site, Adopt-a-Pet, which promotes animals from the local shelter. Visit www.adoptapet.com to view the week's featured animals available for adoption.

With the help of the local community, the Animal Control facility could win $10,000. Care2 at www.care2.com and Adopt-a-Pet.com are sponsoring "America's Favorite Animal Shelter" contest.

The animal shelter or rescue group that receives the most votes by Nov. 1 will be awarded the grand prize of $10,000. Each and every vote counts. Vote at www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest.