PETA's New Year's Mobile Clinic Event Makes It Easy to Fight Animal Homelessness With $15 Spay-Neuter Surgeries Throughout January
For Immediate Release:
December 30, 2014
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Hampton Roads, Va. – Looking for a New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep? Look no further. PETA is calling on everyone to join the group in resolving to end animal homelessness, and to help, PETA is ringing in the new year with an unprecedented offer: $15 spay-neuter surgeries for companion dogs and cats all month long. The goal is to spay and neuter more than 1,000 animals in January. The group’s New Year’s mobile clinic event will be held in multiple locations throughout southeastern Virginia:
When: Friday, January 2, through Saturday, January 31
Where: By appointment at PETA’s Sam Simon Center, 501 Front St., Norfolk; Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth; Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr., Newport News; Northampton Community Center, 1435A Todds Ln., Hampton; Western Branch Community Center, 4437 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake; Tractor Supply Co., 3000 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk; Border Station, 101 Caratoke Hwy., Moyock; for drop-off across the street from Hotel Cape Charles, 235 Mason Ave., Cape Charles
Appointments are required and can be made by calling PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382), extension 3. Can’t afford the $15 fee? Go ahead and make the call anyway. PETA has a long-standing policy of never turning anyone away for lack of funds.
“PETA is giving animal guardians one more way to celebrate the new year—by preventing dogs and cats from adding to the animal homelessness crisis,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “Surveys indicate that one of the main impediments to spaying and neutering is cost, so we’re doing our part to make this lifesaving New Year’s resolution easier than ever.”
With thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens born every day, spaying and neutering is the most effective way to reduce the number of animals euthanized for lack of homes. PETA has sterilized more than 110,000 animals since 2001 and more than 10,900 just this year. In addition to being unable to contribute to the companion-animal overpopulation crisis, 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.