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Snip, snip, hurray! We’ve reached our 150,000th spay/neuter milestone


It’s a particular yr for the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. Not solely are we celebrating our 150th anniversary in 2023, we additionally carried out our 150,000th spay/neuter process! To this point, we’ve prevented an unimaginable 4,010,640 kittens and a couple of,816,280 puppies from contributing to pet overpopulation. 

Excessive-volume companies  

To assist scale back pet overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA started providing high-volume spay/neuter companies to the general public in 2009 when it opened the Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital close to Newmarket. Mirroring the success of that service, the Ontario SPCA Marion Vernon Memorial Animal Clinic in Barrie transitioned that very same yr to completely providing high-volume spay/neuter companies.  

Spaying/neutering saves lives  

The spay/neuter companies provided by the Ontario SPCA are open to the general public, shelters and rescue teams, no matter geography or earnings degree.Spaying and neutering animals lowers shelter consumption numbers, can scale back well being dangers and bodily stress, and may enhance behaviour. Fastened pets are additionally much less prone to roam, lowering the chance of harm, accident and loss. 

Massive numbers, huge affect 

The numbers converse for themselves. Do you know that one unspayed feminine canine can produce as many as 80 puppies in her lifetime, and one unspayed feminine cat can have as many as 120 kittens all through the course of her life? That’s why animals adopted by the Ontario SPCA are spayed or neutered, together with being vaccinated and microchipped.  

Spay it ahead  

For those who’ve already spayed or neutered you furry member of the family, thanks! You’ve taken an essential step to assist scale back pet overpopulation, which implies fewer homeless animals in shelters.  

Need to do extra? Please contemplate “spaying it ahead” by donating in direction of the price of a spay or neuter procedures for a canine or cat in our care. Click on right here to spay it ahead for a canine. Or click on right here should you’d prefer to spay it ahead for a cat. 

For extra info on spay/neuter companies, together with appointment reserving choices, go to ontariospca.ca/spayneuter  

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