First Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic in Collingwood fixes 29 Pets

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society is pleased to report the success of the first ever Mobile Spay/Neuter clinic initiative held on May 26th at the Curling Club in Collingwood. This event provided access to spay/neuter surgery and wellness services such as heartworm prevention, core vaccinations, microchips and parasite treatment. 29 pets were fixed and received essential vaccinations such as rabies.

The Mobile Spay/Neuter unit is owned by the Welland & District Humane Society and has been accredited by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO).  In addition, permission has been granted by the CVO to provide mobile spay/neuter services in a mobile unit in communities in Ontario.

“This is a significant step forward in developing and providing access to essential veterinary services to low income and senior community members.  We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Welland & District Humane Society to improve access to service and help control animal overpopulation,” said Sonya Reichel, Executive Director with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

A team of volunteers, from both organizations involved, ran the clinic.  Three veterinarians were onsite with over 20 volunteers and staff supporting the 10-hour day.

“Spay/Neutering pets not only helps address the pet over population crisis, but also helps address community issues of infectious disease control and pet wellness,” says, Dr. Jen Farr, D.V.M

“Efforts such as these will truly make a difference in the lives of many pets and the communities they live in.”

The event was made possible due to the generous donations of many local volunteers including veterinarians, veterinary surgeons, animal welfare workers and supporters.


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