The Ontario SPCA reached a major milestone, performing its 100,000th spay/neuter procedure since it began offering high volume spay/neuter services to the public in 2009.
Based on the number of animals that we see come into our animal centres every year and in an effort to help reduce pet overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA operates two high volume, high quality spay and neuter clinics. These are the Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital, near Newmarket, and the Ontario SPCA Marion Vernon Memorial Animal Clinic in Barrie. Through these clinics, we serve the public, shelters and rescue groups, regardless of geography or income level.
Spay/Neuter: Making a difference in community in Ontario
Supported by PetSmart Charities, the spay/neuter services offered by the Ontario SPCA are open to the public, shelters and rescue groups, regardless of geography or income level.
Based on a conservative estimate of average litter size and how many litters can be produced annually by every unfixed female, the number of female cats and dogs that have been spayed to date could have produced more than 6,152,000 kittens and 1,338,000 puppies, respectively.
In 2016 alone, 14,495 procedures were performed which included 8,951 cats (including 404 feral cats), as well as 5,544 dogs.
Thank you to everyone who had their pet spayed/neutered for helping prevent the pet overpopulation from growing. Also thank you to our supporters spayed it forward by donating the surgery cost for animals in our centre before they are rehomed. We celebrate you and your contribution to Animal Welfare!