Brewery Steps Up to Help Keep $10 Spays for Dogs and Cats, Free Beer Flowing

Thanks to Keg Donated by O'Connor Brewing Co. and Huge Public Demand, More Than 400 More Surgeries Will Happen in October to Curb Homeless-Animal Crisis

For Immediate Release:
October 13, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Vir. – With 400 people already lining up for PETA’s Oktoberfest-themed spay/neuter marathon today—at which all spay and neuter surgeries are $10 and come with a free beer for animal guardians to enjoy—PETA is extending the unprecedented offer through the month of October.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382), extension 3. Callers who mention “Oktoberfest” and make a spay/neuter appointment for October will be eligible for the $10 price and a beer courtesy of O’Connor Brewing Co., which provided a keg to support PETA’s effort.

“PETA’s beer call was such a smashing success that we’ve had to offer an extra round,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “Beer consumption isn’t usually associated with preventing births, so this may be a first, as our Oktoberfest will help reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats.”

Every year, 6 to 8 million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters, and half of them must be euthanized because there simply aren’t enough good homes for them. Countless others are abandoned to fend for themselves outdoors. PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and the group is proud to have spayed and neutered 108,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits in Hampton Roads since 2001.

Spaying and neutering is the best thing to do for animals in the long run, and it helps in the short-term, too: Sterilized animals 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.

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