Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Why is 15 our magic number?

 September 24, 2010

Today is a milestone in BC SPCA history.

The BC SPCA Prince George Spay/Neuter Clinic is celebrating the 15,000th animal to be spayed or neutered. This is an incredible accomplishment in this community which was made possible by generous BC SPCA supporters.

"Our goal in setting up our spay/neuter clinics was to target the root cause of pet overpopulation in these regions by providing affordable, accessible spay/neuter services to every animal prior to adoption" says Dr.  Jamie Lawson???, chief health officer. "Today is proof that we have been successful."

The Prince George clinic has helped dramatically lower the number of homeless, abandoned and surrendered animals in an area overwhelmed with a tragic pet overpopulation problem. It's been so successful, that a second clinic was opened in Kamloops last April.

Research shows it works however there is still much more to be done.

Right now, there are over 4,500 homeless animals in need of loving new homes. In addition to providing the best care possible, the BC SPCA is committed to spaying and neutering each dog or cat before adoption to ensure there are no unwanted animals left in B.C.

You can help the BC SPCA reach its goal of raising $15,000 in 15 days by making an online gift of $15 or more before midnight on October 9.

October 13 Update: Thanks to generous donors, we have reached 25% of our goal. You can still help to create a brighter future for animals. Please donate today.

Each spay or neuter costs more than $120. With your support of the Biscuit Fund for Medical Care, the BC SPCA can provide 125 more surgeries for animals waiting for their second chance and prevent the suffering of tens of thousands of animals. Please donate today. Thank you!

Photo caption: Roo (above) made history as the 15,000th animal to be spayed or neutered at the BC SPCA Prince George Spay/Neuter Clinic.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.











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