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Brie Dorcy, a veterinary technician, shaves the belly Tuesday of Sable, a chocolate Labrador, as she preps the dog to be spayed. Sable was operated on in the MN Spaymobile, a specially equipped recreational vehicle that travels to communities within a 2½-hour radius of Minneapolis to perform low-cost spay or neutering procedures. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Program offers low-cost spay, neutering services to shelters, rescues and low-income pet owners


Sable, a chocolate Labrador, was unconscious as veterinarian technician Brie Dorcy shaved her belly. It's one of the final steps in preparing Sable to be spayed.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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