Cornwall spay-neuter clinic registration date set

Ontario SPCA. File photo.

CORNWALL – The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will take in-person registrations for its low-income spay and neuter clinic late next week.

Clinic registration for “disadvantaged pet owners” is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Salon A at the Cornwall Civic Complex on Water Street.

The two day mobile clinic on Oct. 4-5, 2018, operated by the Welland and District Humane Society, will also be set up at the complex.

The procedures – $150 for dogs and $90 for cats – will be limited to six dog spays, eight dog neuters, 10 cat spays and eight cat neuters.

The procedure includes a vet exam, rabies vaccine, micro-chipping and an Elizabethan collar (cone) if needed. The humane society is also offering a $20 upgrade with a core vaccine, deworming and, for dogs, a heartworm test.

The OSCPA’s outreach director, Daryl Vaillancourt, says “this mobile spay/neuter clinic is a critical initiative in the ongoing efforts to reduce pet overpopulation in Cornwall.”

Cornwall has recently had problems with cats running at large, which has grabbed national headlines. Around 20 per cent of all stray cats taken to OSPCA shelters come to the Cornwall shelter on Boundary Road.

For more information on booking, call Amanda Eckersley at 613-585-9709.