Media Release -Ontario SPCA and Humane Society rolls out 38-foot mobile spay/neuter unit to combat pet overpopulation across the province
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society rolls out 38-foot mobile spay/neuter unit to combat pet overpopulation across the province
Pembroke, ON (June 24, 2019) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society rolled out its new SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services trailer today in Pembroke to give pet owners across the province access to critical resources like spay/neuter services.
The 38-foot trailer, which was made possible because of a grant provided by the Pet Valu family of stores through its Giving Back Project, features two surgical tables where 20-30 spay/neuter procedures can be performed per day. The new mobile unit is part of the Ontario SPCA’s ongoing efforts to control pet overpopulation and help build relationships with pet owners and their local veterinarian.
After completing a two-day spay/neuter clinic in Pembroke on June 25-26, the trailer will be rolling into communities across the province, reaching underserved areas to provide spay/neuter surgeries, wellness exams, microchipping and vaccinations.
“It’s important that we spay and neuter as many animals as possible to reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up homeless on the streets, trying to survive,” says Daryl Vaillancourt, Chief, Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “This new mobile unit will also serve as an important educational tool to help pets live longer, healthier lives by educating pet owners about the importance of routine veterinary care with a local veterinarian.”
Financial donations are needed to help stock the unit with medical supplies and cover operating costs, to ensure this mobile unit can visit as many communities as possible. Any donations received by midnight on June 27 will be matched, thanks to a generous pool of Ontario SPCA supporters.
Watch for the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services at these upcoming locations:
July 9-10 – Cornwall
July 23-24 – Brockville
Aug 16-17 – Peterborough
For more information, or to donate, visit Ontariospca.ca/mobileservices
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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity, established in 1873. The Society and its network of animal welfare communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs, including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal welfare charity.
Pet Valu’s Giving Back Project
Launched in 2018, Pet Valu’s Giving Back Project provides one time grants to Canadian animal rescues, shelters and charities for the purchase of mobile outreach vehicles so they can offer mobile spay and neuter services and animal rescue transport. In the past year, the Pet Valu family of stores have donated more than $400,000 towards the purchase of four mobile outreach clinics. Animal organizations that wish to apply for a grant, should contact email@example.com
Hats off to you
To all kind-hearted and hard-working people at SPCA: hats off to you. I love animals and admire the work you do.