PRESS RELEASE: Nova Scotia SPCA Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic Ready to Roll!

Posted on: Friday, June 24th, 2016

(Dartmouth) June 24, 2016 – The Nova Scotia SPCA’s Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic is ready to roll! Our Mobile Clinic will be visiting several rural areas to serve feral and abandoned cats, SPCA animals that reside in our shelters around the province and animals located in First Nation communities.

“The Nova Scotia SPCA has been very fortunate to receive some significant bequests allowing us to secure the equipment needed to support this important initiative – a Province Wide TNR Program.  Ms. Eleanor Dyke, Dr. Susan Roberts and their families are making the Spay & Neuter goals of the SPCA a reality and their generosity is going to make a meaningful difference to cats and dogs around the province.” said Elizabeth Murphy, CEO of the Nova Scotia SPCA.

It has taken much more than money to make this dream a reality. In order to make an SPCA TNR Program work the Nova Scotia SPCA created strong relationships and partnerships with veterinarians, rescue groups and the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association (NSVMA).

Ms. Murphy goes on to say that “One of the NSVMA’s regulations, when operating a mobile veterinary clinic, is that the unit cannot operate within 20kms of other veterinary hospitals. Unfortunately, cat colonies are not always in rural areas but also exist in the middle of our more populated communities – in abandoned buildings, wharfs and mobile home parks.  The SPCA is grateful that the NSVMA is allowing the SPCA, during a seven month trial period to the end of 2016, to operate within that 20km buffer given that permission is granted by those local veterinarians.”

Communities around the province can expect to see the Nova Scotia SPCA’s very distinct Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic running the roads performing surgeries for cat colonies, attending local community events and participating in parades.  The Nova Scotia SPCA will not be charging the public fees to use the SPCA Mobile Clinic services but rather will work with provincial, municipal governments and community groups to raise funds to help meet the needs of un-owned animals living around the province and in SPCA shelters.

Please join us for a viewing of the Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic on Monday, June 27th at 11:00am at the SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter, 5 Scarfe Court, Dartmouth. There will be an opportunity to take photos of the clinic and speak with key SPCA staff and donor families.

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