Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s new mobile spay/neuter unit set to tackle pet overpopulation in Brockville

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Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s new mobile spay/neuter unit set to tackle pet overpopulation in Brockville 

Brockville, ON (July 19, 2019) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s new 38-foot SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit will be heading to Brockville next week for a two-day spay/neuter clinic to help reduce local pet overpopulation.

The mobile unit will be operating on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 at the Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre, located at 800 Centennial Rd. in Brockville.

Made possible because of a grant provided by the Pet Valu family of stores through its Giving Back Project, the mobile unit 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.

“This is a high-volume mobile unit that allows us to spay or neuter a large number of animals in a short period of time to reduce the number of unwanted animals who may end up homeless,” says Daryl Vaillancourt, Chief, Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “By reaching underserved areas, we are able to make a significant impact on pet overpopulation.”

The mobile unit was in Cornwall earlier this month where 57 spay/neuter procedures were performed over two days, preventing an estimated 2,400 potentially unwanted kittens and puppies. After Brockville, SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services will be heading to Durham Region for a spay/neuter clinic from Aug. 7-8.

For more information, 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 grants@petvalu.com

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