‘Bark’-to-School Special: $15 Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Dogs and Cats Through September

PETA’s Low-Cost Mobile Clinic Event Makes It Easy to ‘Fix’ Fluffy and Fight Animal Homelessness

For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Hampton Roads, Va.

The fall brings a fresh start for many families—and that can include furry, four-legged family members. Through September 30, PETA is offering a Bark-to-School special—$15 spay/neuter surgeries for companion dogs and cats. The mobile clinic event will be held in multiple locations throughout southeastern Virginia.

Where:       By appointment at PETA’s Sam Simon Center at 501 Front St., Norfolk, and other locations across Virginia, including in Boykins, Chesapeake, the Eastern Shore, Emporia, Essex County, Franklin, Gloucester County, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Poquoson, Smithfield, Suffolk, Surry, Wakefield, and West Point as well as on the Virginia side of the border near Moyock, North Carolina

When:        August 3–September 30

Appointments are required and can be made by calling PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382), extension 3. When calling, please mention the Bark-to-School clinic offer, which is only available for surgeries performed during August and September.

“If PETA has one lesson to teach animal guardians, it’s that the single most effective way to stop the animal-overpopulation crisis is to spay and neuter,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “As kids head back to school, animal guardians can take advantage of PETA’s Bark-to-School special and help save animals’ lives.”

More than 230,000 dogs and cats were admitted to animal shelters across Virginia in 2014 alone, and more than 52,000 of them had to be euthanized for lack of a good home. Every year, countless other animals are abandoned to fend for themselves outdoors, where they may freeze, be hit by cars, or suffer from abuse. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—offers low-cost spay and neuter services year-round in an effort to combat companion-animal overpopulation and homelessness. Sterilized animals also live longer and happier lives, are less likely to develop cancer of the reproductive system, and, in the case of neutered males, are less likely to roam or fight.

For more information, please visit PETA.org or PETA.org/SpayNeuter.

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