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PRESS RELEASE: Nova Scotia SPCA receives $107,000 grant from PetSmart Charities

Posted on: Monday, March 20th, 2017

Nova Scotia SPCA receives $107,000 grant from PetSmart Charities.

Dartmouth (March 20, 2017) – The Nova Scotia SPCA has been awarded a $107,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to operate the SPCAs’ Mobile Clinic.

This grant will enable the Nova Scotia SPCA to expand its feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in 2017 with a goal to visit over 40 locations across Nova Scotia to spay/neuter over 1000 cats.

Locations where the Mobile Clinic wishes to operate must be approved and accredited by the NSVMA (Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association) after meeting certain conditions such as permissions from Veterinary Practices in the community.  For these dates, we will only service feral cats or SPCA owned animals.

Feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, ear tipped and then returned to their colony. This provides many benefits to their lives and to the community overall with less noise from breeding, fighting and less disease transmission.

“We are excited for the opportunity for the Mobile Clinic to expand its reach this calendar year and continue to make a direct impact on improving the lives of feral and abandoned cats across Nova Scotia” says Elizabeth Murphy, CEO of the Nova Scotia SPCA. “Thank you, PetSmart Charities, for investing in the Nova Scotia SPCA, our veterinary team and volunteers – we are proud to be working together to create a brighter future for feral cats” says Murphy.

  • To report a colony in need of TNR fill out the form here: http://spcans.ca/animal-care/tnr-program-strategy/
  • Volunteers will be needed to help with transporting traps, or help with trapping cats in your community. Contact us at catcolony@spcans.ca to offer your help
  • Donations of supplies will be need to support the T-N-R Process, check out our wish list here : http://spcans.ca/animal-care/tnr-program-strategy/
  • Locations will be needed to house cats pre and post surgery and for the Mobile Clinic to operate at. Locations must be temperature controlled, have access to water, have an electrical outlet, space to park the mobile unit and a quiet space to house feral cats.   If you know of a space that would be suitable to help a colony in the area please contact us at: catcolony@spcans.ca

Read about our Mobile Unit first year of operations on our Mobile Unit 2016 Year End Report.

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