Cornwall, ON (Nov. 25, 2022) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit will be wrapping up its 2022 community stops with a spay/neuter clinic for cats, taking place in Cornwall from Nov. 25-26 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
This will be the mobile clinic’s third trip to Cornwall this year, with 123 spay/neuter procedures performed at the first two events in May and October, which prevented more than an estimated 5,700 unplanned kittens in the community. Last month’s clinic marked a special occasion, with the 1,500th spay/neuter surgery performed since the mobile unit rolled out in 2019, representing the prevention of approximately 60,000 unplanned animals.
“We are looking forward to once again working with the City of Cornwall to help reduce pet overpopulation by reaching underserved members of our community with this mobile event,” says Carol Link, Manager, Ontario SPCA Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre. “The Ontario SPCA has reached many pet families in 2022 with its mobile unit and we look forward to continuing to support the animals in our region with our ongoing community support services.”
To date in 2022, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit has made 10 community stops, performing over 500 procedures and preventing more than an estimated 20,000 unplanned kittens across the province.
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 donate to help with medical supplies and operating costs, visit: ontariospca.ca/mobileservices