PRESS RELEASE: Nova Scotia SPCA celebrates World Spay Day

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017


(Dartmouth) Feb 16, 2017 – The Nova Scotia SPCA has teamed up with Steele Mazda to celebrate World Spay Day on Feb 28 2017 by providing 100 spay or neuter surgeries at no cost to low-income families in need across the province.

Pets are a beloved part of our families. Our hope is that this program will improve the lives of families and companion animals aided by this initiative. A spayed/neutered pet is less likely to become lost and stray, less likely to develop behavior issues so is more likely to remain with their family.

Many caring pet owners struggle to afford spay or neuter services before their pet reaches maturity at only 6 months of age. When a family pet has a litter, that adds to the overpopulation problem in Nova Scotia and puts a strain on the caretakers as well as animal shelters and rescue groups.

The cost of surgeries provided by this initiative will be covered entirely by donations. Steele Mazda will be matching donations $1 for $1 up to $2,000 to help double the difference your dollar can make. Visit to help us spay/neuter more pets!

“Steele Mazda is proud to partner with the SPCA to celebrate World Spay Day. We have many employees and customers who are pet owners and we understand the value in supporting this great initiative. It’s important to our staff to take part as our dealership is pet-friendly.” said Patrick Lawrence, General Manager Steele Mazda

“We are thrilled that animal welfare groups; like Spay Day HRM, will also be celebrating World Spay Day, using our Dartmouth Hospital, for the 4th year in a row.” Says Elizabeth Murphy, CEO of the Nova Scotia SPCA. “It is only with the team effort of volunteers and other animal welfare organizations that we will continue to make a lasting impact for low-income families in Nova Scotia.” States Murphy.

Volunteers will be needed to help get pets to their appointments on Feb 28th. “We want to remove as many barriers as possible for pet owners” says Heather Woodin, Program Coordinator from the Nova Scotia SPCA. “Many families are struggling to make ends meet and we really want to provide as much support to these families as possible to ensure participation in the program” says Woodin. If you are available and willing to help pet owners, please get in touch with us.

Are you a caring pet owner who has been unable to get your pet spayed/neutered due to financial or other barriers? This program may be for you. Apply online today, space is limited:

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