Snip, snip, hurray! Ontario SPCA mobile spay/neuter unit rolls into Peterborough

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Snip, snip, hurray! Ontario SPCA mobile spay/neuter unit rolls into Peterborough  

Peterborough, ON (Nov. 23, 2020) – In partnership with the Peterborough Humane Society, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is bringing its SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services Unit to Peterborough this week for a three-day spay/neuter clinic to help reduce pet overpopulation. 

The 38-foot SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services Unit will be stationed outside the Peterborough Humane Society from Nov. 24-26. Appointments were pre-booked through the Peterborough Humane Society and a total of 75 cats are scheduled to be spayed or neutered during the clinic. That translates into an estimated 4,600 potentially unwanted kittens that will be prevented.  

The mobile clinic marks the fourth of the year for the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services Unit. After careful consideration and research to determine the safest way to resume mobile spay/neuter services during COVID-19, the Ontario SPCA has resumed operations with new limited contact procedures in place. Animals are picked up and dropped off in a safe curbside process overseen by staff at all times. 

“The Ontario SPCA is committed to reducing pet overpopulation and making spay/neuter services accessible to underserved communities,” says Jennifer Bluhm, Acting Chief, Animal Protection Services, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “We look forward to working with the Peterborough Humane Society on this important initiative in their community, and we would like to thank pet parents who have taken the important step to have their furry friends spayed or neutered.” 

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society in bringing this much-needed mobile service into our community,” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director, Peterborough Humane Society. “Hosting accessible spay/neuter services is vital to help reduce pet overpopulation in our community, and serves as a sample of the permanent services we will be hosting within our new Peterborough Animal Care Centre. We are so thrilled to be able to bring this service to our community.”  

Thanks to a grant provided by the Pet Valu family of stores through its Giving Back Project, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society launched its SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services Unit last year to deliver wellness examinations and spay/neuter services to underserved communities. To date, over 650 spay/neuter procedures have been performed, preventing more than an estimated 21,000 potentially unwanted kittens and puppies. 

To learn more about SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services, or to make a donation to help stock the unit with medical supplies and cover operating costs, visit Ontariospca.ca/mobileservices 

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MEDIA CONTACT 

Media Relations  

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society   

905-898-7122 x 375 

media@ontariospca.ca 

Emily Craigen
Communications & Development Coordinator, Peterborough Humane Society 
e.craigen@ptbohs.com
705-768-2684 

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 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 charity.