The BC SPCA will be offering free spay/neuter clinics for feral and loosely owned cats in Vancouver, Prince George and Kamloops in February and March. In addition, the Chilliwack Branch will be offering a spay/neuter event in early March in conjunction with a local veterinarian. The efforts are part of the society’s efforts to reduce pet overpopulation in B.C.
The first of the clinics will be held on Sunday, February 26 at the BC SPCA Animal Hospital at 1205 East 7th Avenue in Vancouver. It is the sixth year the free clinic has been offered, with individuals who care for feral colonies and unowned cats signing up to bring the animals in for sterilization. “We offer a range of free services, including medical examinations, spay/neuter operations, vaccinations, flea treatments, permanent identification and medical treatments for up to 100 cats during the clinic,” says Dr. Jamie Lawson, chief animal health officer for the BC SPCA. Any cat or kitten who is tame enough for adoption is placed into SPCA care for rehoming.
Clinics are also planned for March 16 and March 28 at the BC SPCA’s spay/neuter clinics in Prince George and Kamloops, respectively. Details for the Chilliwack clinic will be announced soon.
All appointments must be booked in advance. For details call the BC SPCA Vancouver Animal Hospital (604-879-3571), the Prince George Spay/Neuter Clinic (250-562-5556), the Kamloops Spay/Neuter Clinic (250-376-6055) or the BC SPCA Chilliwack Branch (604-823-6612).
Staff and volunteers dedicate their time to helping out at the Vancouver spay/neuter clinic.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.