Toronto Animal Services launches mobile spay and neuter services for dogs and cats

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Toronto Animal Services launches mobile spay and neuter services for dogs and cats

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Toronto Animal Services launches mobile spay and neuter services for dogs and cats

Toronto Animal Services’ Mobile Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) Clinic will be rolling into neighbourhood improvement areas throughout the city to provide spay and neuter services for dogs and cats. Residents with an income of less than $50,000 will qualify for subsidized or waived fees.

Spaying and neutering pets prevents and reduces a number of serious and expensive health problems, reduces unwanted behaviour related to mating and prevents pet overpopulation.

The state-of-the-art truck is the first of its kind in Canada and was made possible through a $250,000 donation from PetSmart Charities of Canada™, and additional donations from Toronto residents.

“Our partnership with PetSmart Charities of Canada and its generous donations has allowed us create the SNYP truck, which will bring subsidized spay/neuter services directly to the communities who often have limited access to veterinary care,” said Elizabeth Glibbery, Manager, Toronto Animal Services.

Residents can call 416-338-6281 to book an appointment and check the website for dates that the truck will be in their neighbourhood.

“As a leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada funded nearly 9,000 spay/neuter surgeries across Canada in 2015 alone,” said John DeFranco, Chair, PetSmart Charities of Canada. “Our collaboration with Toronto Animal Services – and funding for their important Mobile SNYP Clinic – is a significant step toward ending pet homelessness in Toronto.”

Members of the general public will have the opportunity to tour the SNYP truck on Nathan Phillips Square on Wednesday, May 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Toronto Animal Services’ staff and a representative from PetSmart Charities of Canada will be available to provide tours and answer questions for the media at 11:30 a.m.

More information and the schedule for the SNYP mobile clinic is available at http://www.toronto.ca/snyptruck.

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