The Ontario SPCA’s mobile spay/neuter unit returns to Cornwall
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society | Media Releases | October 17, 2022
Cornwall, ON (Oct. 17, 2022) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s 38-foot SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit is back in Cornwall this month to host a spay/neuter clinic for cats from underserved pet families to help reduce pet overpopulation.
Funded by the City of Cornwall, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit will be providing subsidized spay/neuter surgeries at the Cornwall Civic Complex, located at 100 Water Street East, from Oct. 17-19.
The mobile unit’s first trip to Cornwall in May saw a total of 60 spay/neuter procedures performed, helping to prevent nearly 2,500 unplanned offspring in the community. To date in 2022, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit has made eight community stops, performing over 450 procedures and preventing more than an estimated 17,000 unplanned offspring across the province.
“We couldn’t be happier to have the SPCA Mobile Wellness Services Unit back in Cornwall offering this essential service,” says Carol Link, Manager, Ontario SPCA Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre. “Thank you to the City of Cornwall for sponsoring this event and for its continued efforts to help reduce pet overpopulation.”
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. October is “Companions for Change™” month; from October 1-31, all Pet Valu stores across Canada, outside of Quebec, are raising funds to support the “Companions for Change program. Devoted pet lovers can round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or make a custom donation at check-out. In addition, Pet Valu will donate $1 to its Companions for Change program for every bag of Performatrin, Performatrin Ultra, Performatrin Naturals and qualifying bags of Fresh4Life during the month of October.
To learn more about SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services, or to donate 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 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.
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.
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