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A Month for the Record Books

Written by PETA | April 2, 2013

Although March was notable for its extreme weather and bracket-busting basketball, PETA’s Mobile Clinics Division spent the month setting a much more important record—performing the most spay/neuter surgeries in any single month since the program began.

We sterilized a record-breaking 582 females and 477 males in March, for a grand total of 1,059 animals! Here are some of our “March Gladness” clients:


Coco is one of five female dogs living at a low-income trailer park who were spayed during March. The dogs’ guardians were extremely grateful for the service and offered to donate something toward the cost, although as one said, “We are all poor people here.”


Alazae developed a physical condition that required surgery, so her guardian opted to spay her instead of breeding her as he had planned to do.


Sprucie’s guardians don’t have much money, but they want what’s best for her!


Zola had already had several litters, but she won’t be giving birth to any more puppies who then take homes away from dogs in animal shelters.

By preventing tens of thousands—or even hundreds of thousands—of births in just a few years, our mobile clinics’ achievement will continue to offer cause for celebration long after Dunk City alums are teaching their grandkids how to alley-oop.

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  • Olivia Williams says:

    It’s great that people are starting to come around and do the right thing.

  • lisa says:

    Im not an idiot at all jimmycap and it has nothing to do with whether your middle classed or rich, the fact is if you have an animal you are responible for it, to have it spayed neutered vaccinations pay vet bills etc, im totally for help towards cost towards neuturing here in the UK you can get vouchers towards the cost but you have to pay towards it, ok Zola’s story how many more litters would she of had untill PETA paid for her to be spayed how many of her litters have got a good home or ended unwanted?? Ive rescued cats, nearly got arrested, battled with local authorities battled to save dying kittens one who survived and is a beautiful loving little girl who cant meow because of inbreed defects, yes i paid for all the vet bills to save her but it has nothing to do whether someone is rich or middle classed its called being reponsible and knowing what you can afford im the least idiot but if you think thats up to you

  • Danusia Bourdon says:

    There should be a law that if you take on a a puppy or kitten, you must have them neutered or spayed, as well as micro chipping them, vacinating etc this would certainly cut down the population of unwante pets and make people think twice before they selfishly take one on!

  • Rose Bauman says:

    You ARE the greatest! Your spay/neuter outreach program is the only way to decrease homelessness of our companion animals, who are allowed to be born by the millions, are abandoned, abused, lost, and barely stay in homes.The riduculous notion that the crisis of homelessness in our society can be solved by finding “forever” homes for all the cats/dogs that are filling up out shelters is the ultimate arroganse of a society that has lost its mind. Although I cannot compare myself to the numbers of animals that your program has s/n, I have provided s/n outreach and transportation to poor cat owners in Baltimore city and surrounding counties for 11 years now, almost every week. How anyone can do anything else, is difficult to comprehend. The need is so great…Thank you PeTA for what you are doing.

  • Jimmycap says:

    So, by Lisa’s logic only rich or middle class people should have animals? Lisa, you are an idiot.

  • Mary-T says:

    Ouch, Lisa! My animal companions bring so much joy to my life .. as I’m sure is the case for people who live on lower incomes than mine. People who live on tighter budgets than you or I can still provide great homes for animals .. and, since those folks are less able to afford out-of-town vacations or meals in nice restaurants than either of us, then who are we to deny a lower-income family the happiness that comes from sharing their lives with a dog, cat, rabbit, etc? Yes, people need to be aware of the financial costs and responsibilities associated with being a good animal guardian (thank goodness for low-cost spay / neuter providers), but let’s not pass income restrictions or judgement on others. The homeless animals who live in shelters surely wouldn’t! 🙂

  • lisa says:

    Great job you doing there PETA but come on if you can’t afford to have your animal spayed neutered or afford vet bills then dont have one if your on a low income or dont have much money then why have an animal?? animals cost money look at Zola she’d already have several litters do’s her owner work?? they expect charities to pay for it all, i have 13 rescued cats one who has a medical condition and has to have certain food which dosnt come cheap but i have a good job and earn good money so can look after and care for my animals people dont realise how expensive it can be to have an animal especailly when you have to rush them to the vets, animals need attention just like humans you have them they are your responsibility to care for.