Media release – North Bay & District Humane Society Pet Clinic
The North Bay & District Humane Society is proud to announce the opening of the ‘North Bay & District Humane Society Pet Clinic’ at its existing location (2060 Main Street West, North Bay).
The Clinic will allow the Society to provide spay/neuter procedures to the general public of the entire District as well as other shelters, humane societies, credible rescues, first nations, and remote communities.
This initiative will also allow the organization to provide onsite primary care to the abandoned and unwanted animals which are housed at the facility waiting for their forever homes and all cats & dogs will be spayed/neutered prior to their adoption. During the first year the clinic is expected to complete 2500 surgeries with the ultimate goal of reaching 5000 annually.
A special thank you is extended to Pet Smart Charities of Canada for their grant of $200,000, without their support this project would not have been possible. We would also like to thank and acknowledge the unwavering support of the OSPCA, partnering Veterinarians, the guidance and professionalism of the CVO, our dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters.
“Renovations are complete and our fundraising committee has been working hard to raise the money necessary for this project. We’re looking to our supporters, the community and the district for their continued support.” – Mary Davis, Board Chair
“Spaying or neutering your pet is a responsible way to help reduce pet overpopulation and, in conjunction with your primary care Vet, an effective part of keeping your cat or dog healthy.” - Dr. Wendy Ing – Veterinarian
“This project is a milestone in the history of the organization that was established in 1954. The opening of the clinic will be a great addition to the operation and enhances our core mandate and mission to ‘Provide, Protect & Educate’.” – Daryl Vaillancourt, Executive Director
“We know that spaying and neutering cats and dogs is the best way to solve the overpopulation of these animals. Providing animal welfare organizations such as the North Bay Humane Society with grants such as this is our way of supporting them and ensuring they succeed,” said John DeFranco, president, PetSmart Charities of Canada.
Inquiries please contact / Entrevue Disponible en Français:
Daryl Vaillancourt :: Executive Director, North Bay & District Humane Society :: 705-474-1251
About PetSmart Charities® of Canada:
PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 14,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than 5 million to help pets in need, with a focus on spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, separate from PetSmart, Inc.