Papas Get Free Pasta! It’s a Unique Father’s Day ‘Spay’ghetti Special

Dads Who Get Fido 'Fixed' on June 17 Will Get Help Fixing Dinner, Thanks to Newman's Own

For Immediate Release:
June 15, 2017

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – To honor dads this Father’s Day—and, more importantly, to prevent dogs and cats from becoming parents—PETA is offering a spay/neuter special on Saturday: The first 100 fathers who bring in their animal companions to be “fixed” will receive a doggie bag that includes a coupon for a free rabies vaccination, along with a vegan cookbook, box of pasta, and jar of delicious pasta sauce donated by Newman’s Own.

Where:    West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Road, Hampton

PETA’s Sam Simon Center, 501 Front St., Norfolk

When:    Drop-offs are Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, from 7:30 to 8 a.m. for dogs and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. for cats.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382), extension 3.

“Every year, millions of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters, and half of them have to be euthanized because no one offers to give them a home,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “With a little help from Newman’s Own, PETA’s Father’s Day gift is a thank-you to the dads who are helping to prevent puppies and kittens from being born into homelessness.”

In addition to not contributing 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. Since 2001, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—has performed low-cost spay and neuter surgeries on more than 140,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits, including more than 15,000 in 2016.

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