The Ontario SPCA partners with Northern College to host mobile spay/neuter clinic

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Haileybury, ON (May 16, 2024) – To help manage pet populations in the North and reach underserved communities, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society was in Haileybury from May 15-16 for a mobile spay/neuter clinic.

With assistance from staff and students from Northern College, the Ontario SPCA performed 50 spay/neuter procedures, preventing an estimated 3,000 potentially unplanned kittens over the two-day event, which was hosted at Northern College’s Haileybury Campus. The cats came from as far as Timmins to access care. General wellness services, including examinations, vaccinations, and microchips were also available through the clinic. Over 100 vaccines were administered during the event.

“By bringing this mobile event to the North, we are able to provide more opportunities for people to access basic animal wellness services for their animals,” says Dr. Stephanie Black, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “We were thrilled to have students from Northern College assisting us throughout the event and we hope they feel inspired to pursue a career helping animals in underserved communities.”

As a registered charity that does not receive annual government funding, the Ontario SPCA depends on the generosity of donors to make these community support services possible. To learn more, or to donate, visit























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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for over 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 do 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 Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002.

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Provincial Office sits on the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha and Alderville First Nations and the Métis Nation. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. The treaties that were signed for this particular parcel of land are collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923