Minneapolis to host Feb. 26 spay-a-thon

As part of World Spay Day, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is partnering with Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program to host a spay-a-thon Tuesday, Feb. 26 to promote spaying and neutering as a humane and effective way to reduce the number of animals that are put down in shelters each year.

The City continues to work with the Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program to offer free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for Minneapolis pets. Free surgeries are available to pet owners in several Northside neighborhoods, and low-cost surgeries are available to low-income Minneapolis residents from other areas of the city.

The Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program’s three veterinary teams plus Minneapolis Animal Care & Control’s contract veterinarian will be performing 100 surgeries at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control, 212 – 17th Avenue North, on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Registration is available by contacting Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program at 612-720-8236, office@mnsnap.orr or www.mnsnap.org.

To learn about other low cost options for spaying or neutering your pet, contact Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program directly.

Between six and eight million cats and dogs enter our nation’s shelter system each year. Animal shelters cannot save and support this huge number of accidental litters, strays and offspring of family pets. As a result, nearly four million animals are humanely euthanized annually. It is estimated that 90,000 dogs and cats are humanely euthanized each year in Minnesota due to overpopulation. Spaying and neutering is the only 100 percent proven way to reduce these numbers and save animals’ lives.

 

Published Feb. 13, 2013