The Ontario SPCA’s mobile spay/neuter unit rolls into Renfrew County

by | Media Releases |

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pembroke, ON (June 22, 2022) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s 38-foot SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit is in Renfrew County this week to host a spay/neuter clinic for cats from underserved pet families.  

The SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit will be providing spay/neuter surgeries from June 22-24 at Pembroke Legion Branch 72, located at 202 Pembroke St. E. This mobile clinic event was made possible thanks to the generosity of Pet Valu Pembroke, Pet Valu Petawawa, USW Local 1568, USW Local 4096 and Valley Fairy Tails, who sponsored the event. 

“We are thrilled to welcome the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit back to Renfrew County to assist the community with its ongoing animal wellness efforts,” says Amanda Eckersley, Manager, Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre. “We are grateful to our sponsors for making this clinic possible, and to the pet families who have registered their cats for this important service, which helps 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. 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 

##   

MEDIA CONTACT 

Heather Jobe  

Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre  

hjobe@ontariospca.ca 

613-602-0760 (mobile) 

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. 

 

Testimonial

I stand behind SPCA with my monthly gift

I stand behind SPCA with my monthly gift. I am so happy there are folks like you to care for those who can’t help themselves.  My family and I have had animals all our lives and know what a comfort they are.  Thank you SPCA.

-Dorothy