The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society mobile spay/neuter unit rolls into Cornwall
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society | Media Releases | April 21, 2023
Cornwall, ON (April 21, 2023) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit is in Cornwall today for a three-day spay/neuter clinic for cats from underserved pet families.
Funded by the City of Cornwall, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit will be providing spay/neuter surgeries from April 21-23. The appointments were pre-booked in advance through the city’s subsidized spay/neuter program to assist residents with fixing their cats to help control the cat population in Cornwall.
“We are pleased to return to Cornwall with the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit,” says Carol Link, Manager, Ontario SPCA Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre. “One female cat has the capacity to produce as many as 96 kittens in her lifetime, which is why it’s so essential to reach underserved populations with these mobile spay/neuter services.”
For 150 years the Ontario SPCA has been changing the lives of animals and depends on the generosity of donors to continue to give animals the second chance they deserve. Last year, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit made 10 community stops across Ontario, performing over 550 surgeries and preventing more than an estimated 22,000 potentially unplanned offspring.
Thanks to a Pet Valu “Companions for Change™” grant of $175,000, the Ontario SPCA launched its SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services Unit in 2019, delivering wellness examinations and spay/neuter services to underserved communities. With the help of generous donations from devoted pet lovers across the country, since 2018, Pet Valu’s “Companions for Change™” grants have helped animal rescues and charities across Canada achieve larger capital projects. In addition to “Companions for Change™” grants, each year Pet Valu hosts June Pet Appreciation Month and October “Companions for Change™” events, which sees all stores raising funds, collecting product donations and hosting National Adoption Weekends to support hundreds of local community rescues.
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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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and does so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services.
The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need. To learn more, or to donate, visit ontariospca.ca. Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002.
The Ontario SPCA Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre is located on the lands of the Akwesasne Mohawks and their ancestors. We also acknowledge the Algonquin, Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-oshow-nee) (Iroquois), Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat), and Abenaki who are neighbors and partners to the Akwesasne Mohawk.
Thank you so much for all you do
Thank you so much for all you do every day to rescue animals in need. I can’t imagine the terrible situations that you see every day. It is great that you have the heart to help. Keep up the good work.