The Lincoln County Humane Society Animal Clinic Accomplishes 10,000 Procedures



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - St. Catharines, ON (May 4, 2015) – The Ontario SPCA and the Lincoln County Humane Society are celebrating another milestone for the Lincoln County Humane Society Animal Clinic, with the 10,000th surgical procedure successfully performed.

The innovative facilities are part of a larger provincial strategy to help end the pet overpopulation crisis in Ontario. The LCHS spay/neuter services is located at 160 Fourth Avenue, in southwest St. Catharines. “Mason” was the fortunate canine who was operated on by the experienced Dr. Fazakas, DVM.

“The Lincoln County Humane Society euthanasia rates have gone down significantly with our clinic’s success, and our progressive and creative adoption programs,” said Ontario SPCA Inspector Kevin Strooband, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Humane Society.

Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up homeless on the street or orphaned every year. Having your pet spayed or neutered will directly address this problem. Pet overpopulation also contributes to the cycle of neglect and abuse.

“The Ontario SPCA has seen huge success in our Spay/Neuter Services program. Our shelters across the province have seen a reduction of cat intake of 19% and in our Barrie Branch a reduction of cat intake of over 50%,” said Tanya Firmage, Chief of Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA. “This is proof that spay/neutering pets helps reduce the pet overpopulation.”

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Figure 1 The 10,000th procedure patient "Mason"


Media Contact:

Alison Cross
Director, Marketing & Communications
Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office


Inspector Kevin Strooband
Executive Director
Lincoln County Humane Society



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