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The Nova Scotia SPCA celebrated World Spay Day, Feb 28 2017, with a goal to provide 100 Spay or Neuter surgeries across the province to low income pet owners for no cost, over 140 surgeries were provided in this successful first year event.

Requests for help were very compelling, here is just a few examples of actual situations:

 

My cat is my best friend. I love her with all my heart, since the day I rescued her I wanted to have her spayed but cannot afford it. I want her to have the best quality of life I can give her.

 I have always been a cat lover and have always wanted another companion for my adult.  My daughter got my male fixed about 15 years ago and I never considered another cat because I can’t afford the financial burden of spaying and neutering. I struggle every day with day to day living because I don’t make alot of money. My husband hasn’t worked in 3 years because of his diabetes and constant hospital care. My daughter told me about spay day and I would very much appreciate getting my new kitten spayed so I don’t have to watch her suffer when it comes to breeding season and so that she can have an overall healthier life. My adult male would also be appreciative. My daughter tried attaching a copy of my most recent paystub to the server but it says that the file is to big. I left her phone # in the alternative # section in case you have any questions. She has my paystub so if you have another means of it being sent she could do it, she could email it if that’s an option. Thank you for your consideration.

 We love our boy and girls but it’s hard to keep having batches of kittens. Our male continues to spray our house and has ruined many items however we love him dearly and couldn’t imagine not having him. This help would greatly improve our “fur kids” lifes as I am not financially able to provide this service to them myself. Thanks in advance.

 I’m am unable to move to a stair free home until my animals are spayed. Currently having much difficulty walking and can no longer remain at my current home due to too many stairs, in order to be accepted into a new place my animals must be spayed and I can’t afford it

Testimonials from accepted applicants

Request:

I always have my cats spayed and neutered at 6 months. Unfortunately, I am having a difficult time financially right now, and I thought I would be in a better position by the time they were 6 months.
They are sibling kittens, boy and a girl, I do not want them mating.
Spayed and neutered cats are the best cats and I wouldn’t want it any other way!
It would take a lot of stress off of myself and keep my kittens happy and healthier in the long run, if I were chosen for this program.

Testimonial after surgery:

Thanks so much for the opportunity to get Jackey spayed. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders!!!

Here’s a photo of Jackey. Bright eyed and ready to go home after surgery.

 
Request:

We love our boy and girls but it’s hard to keep having batches of kittens. Our male continues to spray our house and has ruined many items however we love him dearly and couldn’t imagine not having him. This help would greatly improve our “fur kids” lifes as I am not financially able to provide this service to them myself. Thanks in advance.

Testimonial after surgery:

Thank you so much for picking us for spay day for our boy. I’ve sent along a before picture with him loving the kennel before we head to the vet as well as a after picture all snuggled up with his best buddy upon arriving home. This has meant the world to us because we no longer have to worry about him creating more kittens that may not end up in a loving home and it’s also saved alot of items as he sure liked to “spray” items with the lovely cat smell. Thanks again.

 

2017 Program details:

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.

Pets are a beloved part of our families.  Our hope is that this program will improve the lives of families aided by this initiative, not only the lives of the companion animals but also their human caretakers.  A spayed/neutered pet is less likely to become lost and stray, less likely to develop behaviour issues so more likely to remain with their family.

Many caring pet owners struggle to afford spay/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 shelters and rescue groups, even when rehomed privately those rehomed pets may eventually end up at a shelter or rescue.

Spay Day HRM,  is also aiming to accomplish 100 spay/neuter surgeries in celebration of World Spay Day by targeting two areas, the community of Indianbrook and Federal Ave area of Halifax while the SPCA efforts will focus on other areas of the province.  This effort will take a team of volunteers to coordinate and transport but will have a lasting impact to those helped.  Great work Linda and Spay Day team!

Thank you Steele Mazda for matching donations made supporting Spays and Neuters occurring as part of World Spay Day celebrations

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*You must be able to show proof of income to qualify for this special promotion. Space is limited so apply today. Applications will be chosen based on available surgery space and income level.

 Volunteers will be needed to help get pets to their appointments on Feb 28th, contact us if you are available to help pet owners who want their pet spayed/neutered overcome a common barrier – the lack or expense of transportation to and from the vet. Must have own transportation and valid drivers license. Volunteers will be asked to help with transporting cats, dog transports will be arranged with the SPCA vehicles equipped for safely transporting dogs.