The Ontario SPCA’s mobile spay/neuter unit rolls back into Renfrew County
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society | Media Releases | July 11, 2022
Petawawa, ON (July 11, 2022) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s 38-foot SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit is back in Renfrew County this week to host a second spay/neuter clinic for cats from underserved pet families. This will be the mobile unit’s second visit to Renfrew County in the past month.
From July 11-13, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit will be providing spay/neuter surgeries at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517, located at 3583 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa. A total of 75 surgeries are booked for the three-day event. This mobile clinic was made possible thanks to the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation, which donated $5,000 and Pet Valu Pembroke and Pet Valu Petawawa, which donated $2,500 to sponsor the event.
“We couldn’t offer this important service without the generosity of our sponsors. A special thank you to Petawawa Legion Branch 517 for being our host venue and supporting the community with its ongoing animal wellness efforts,” says Amanda Eckersley, Manager, Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre. “By bringing this mobile clinic to communities where it’s needed most, we are making spay/neuter and wellness services more accessible and reducing 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. 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
Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre
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.
The Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre is situated on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin people. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis & Inuit peoples.
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.