Cornwall, Ontario – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit is in Cornwall today for a three-day spay/neuter clinic for cats from underserved pet families.
Funded by the City of Cornwall, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit will be providing spay/neuter surgeries from April 21-23. The appointments were pre-booked in advance through the city’s subsidized spay/neuter program to assist residents with fixing their cats to help control the cat population in Cornwall.
“We are pleased to return to Cornwall with the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit,” says Carol Link, Manager, Ontario SPCA Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre. “One female cat has the capacity to produce as many as 96 kittens in her lifetime, which is why it’s so essential to reach underserved populations with these mobile spay/neuter services.”
For 150 years the Ontario SPCA has been changing the lives of animals and depends on the generosity of donors to continue to give animals the second chance they deserve. Last year, the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit made 10 community stops across Ontario, performing over 550 surgeries and preventing more than an estimated 22,000 potentially unplanned offspring.
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