BEMIDJI -- Pet Fixers, a nonprofit spay/neuter assistance program, recently announced that the organization will be acquired by Great River Rescue.

The two organizations are currently in the process of transferring equipment, technical knowledge and all other assets including the Pet Fixers spay/neuter trailer with the goal of completion by early 2020, a release said.

Great River Rescue will continue to provide low-cost spay/neuter services to low-income residents in the region as Pet Fixers has done for the last seven years. Pet Fixers Board Members will work alongside Great River Rescue staff and volunteers during the transition. Pet Fixers has spayed/neutered 4,292 pets and feral cats since inception in July of 2012 with the goal of preventing pet overpopulation, the release said.

“Ultimately, we wanted to keep this service local,” Pet Fixers Board Chair Paul Yule said in the release. “We’ve worked with the staff and board of Great River Rescue for years and trust that they will continue to increase the positive impact that Pet Fixers has had on our community.”

Eight spay/neuter clinics are currently planned for 2020. Dates, locations, registration information and other details will be released at a later date. Questions about spay/neuter services can be directed to Great River Rescue at (218) 751-7910 or info@greatriverrescue.com.