The SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services trailer was unveiled in Pembroke June 24. The trailer has facilities where pets can be spayed or neutered. The trailer is in Pembroke today and tomorrow (June 25-26), seeing animals.
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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society rolled out its new SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services trailer in Pembroke June 24 to give pet owners across the province access to critical resources like spay/neuter services.The 38-foot trailer, which was made possible because of a grant provided by the Pet Valu family of stores through its Giving Back Project, features two surgical tables where between 20 and 30 spay/neuter procedures can be performed per day. The new mobile unit is part of the Ontario SPCA’s ongoing efforts to control pet overpopulation and help build relationships with pet owners and their local veterinarian.After completing a two-day spay/neuter clinic in Pembroke June 25-26, the trailer will be rolling into communities across the province, reaching under-served areas to provide spay/neuter surgeries, wellness exams, microchipping and vaccinations.“It’s important that we spay and neuter as many animals as possible to reduce the number of unwanted animals who end up homeless on the streets, trying to survive,” says Daryl Vaillancourt, chief, humane programs and community outreach, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “This new mobile unit will also serve as an important educational tool to help pets live longer, healthier lives by educating pet owners about the importance of routine veterinary care with a local veterinarian.”Financial donations are needed to help stock the unit with medical supplies and cover operating costs, to ensure this mobile unit can visit as many communities as possible. Any donations received by midnight on June 27 will be matched, thanks to a generous pool of Ontario SPCA supporters.Watch for the SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services at these upcoming locations:Cornwall – July 9-10Brockville – July 23-24Peterborough – Aug. 16-17For more information, or to donate, visit Ontariospca.ca/mobileservice