Today’s Buzz: Heartsong Spay & Neuter Clinic In Martinez Moving To New Location

September 30, 2011|

Heartsong Spay & Neuter Clinic in Martinez, located at 104 South Belair Road (across the street from Bi-Lo) will be making a move to a new location.  The bigger facility will be near the Belair Road and I-20 Exit in the former LaPetite Academy pre-school building which has been vacant for several years.  According to founder/director, Loretta Emmons, they plan to move into the new facility hopefully by the end of October.

For more information about Heartsong, please visit them online at:

About Heartsong Spay & Neuter Clinic

Heartsong began its mission to provide HIGH QUALITY LOW COST spays and neuters when founder/director Loretta Emmons and her husband Erik realized  that their 501(c) 3 non profit rescue was not doing enough to save the many lives in their own county. There had to be a better way to ebb the tide of pet overpopulation.

In this country alone, more than 800,000 pets are turned into our county shelters. Of that number less than 10% are returned to their owners or find homes. Our mission is to stop the killing of these precious lives.

Spaying or neutering your pet is the single easiest thing you can do to help us make Columbia County,GA, Aiken County, SC, and surrounding counties kill free zones.

2 Responses to “Today’s Buzz: Heartsong Spay & Neuter Clinic In Martinez Moving To New Location”

  1. October 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    It saddens us that someone would publish this on a public website without first coming to us with their concerns. The comments made are false and I am not sure what inspired them but would happily sit down and talk to Ms Murphy about her complaint. Heartsong does have an age limit both high and low for pets, we keep the animals in the OR under veterinarian supervision until they are awake, unlike MANY clinics where the pet is taken directly to a recovery cage, unwatched. We pride ourselves on the love and care we give each animal. It is unfortunate that when an owner doesn’t follow protocols sent home with them in writing concerning aftercare, that they have to blame someone rather than admit their own mistakes. NO pet has ever been sent home with a bleeding incision. Our minimum size is 2#, because there are many many chihuahuas in the area and we don’t discriminate against the toy and teacup breeds. However, we don’t spay or neuter a 2 pound Lab puppy because we DO have an age limit. We appreciate Buzz on Biz placing the article about our upcoming move, which we are very excited about. We will continue to serve the community as we have for over 5 years now.

  2. October 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I was very disappointed to read such comments about Heartsong. My friend Avis Lyle and I have had many animals spayed or neutered at the clinic and have never had any problem with pets not given the proper care and we follow the guidelines for their care. I think whoever is making these charges of lack of care or whatever should be available for Loretta Emmons to respond. So many precious pet lives have been saved through the efforts of Heartsong in local clinics and in other places. Also, they do careful screening with their adopt a pet services. I would like to respond to Buzz on Biz being careful to not publish untrue and libelous statements before putting such comments on their website without checking with both parties involved. All of us must be cautious in trying to ruin someone’s good reputation without knowing the facts. We have always been informed of the need for a pet to be a certain age and weight and have waited until the time was right for altering.It is not unusual at Heartsong or other places that alter pets to pick up a pet ASAP after surgery. We are informed if there is any complication, such as bleeding or other issues, to call and return the pet for care right away. From time to time, we know that such complications can happen for unknown reasons so that is why we should watch our pets carefully for several days in a restricted environment until we know they have recovered from major surgery.

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