For Immediate Release:
February 13, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
In honor of Spay Day USA on February 28, PETA’s mobile veterinary clinics will offer $25 spay and neuter surgeries at the end of February and in early March for all animals under 80 pounds.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382), extension 3, or visiting PETA.org/SpayNeuter.
- Tuesday, February 28: Newport News (Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Dr.) and Suffolk (Tractor Supply Co., 3000 Pruden Blvd.)
- Wednesday, March 1: Norfolk (PETA’s Sam Simon Center, 501 Front St.) and Emporia (Food Lion, 216 Market Dr.)
- Thursday, March 2: Chesapeake (Virginia side of the Border Station at 101 Caratoke Hwy in Moyock, N.C.) and Franklin (Island Tan, 188 Stewart Dr.)
- Friday, March 3: Norfolk (PETA’s Sam Simon Center, 501 Front St.) and Yorktown (Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Rd.)
- Saturday, March 4: Newport News (Denbigh Community Center, 15198 Warwick Blvd.)
“Spay Day USA reminds us all that the best way to combat the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis is through prevention,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA’s offer of super-discounted spay and neuter services will help even more members of our community take action to prevent puppies and kittens from being born into a world already bursting at the seams with homeless animals.”
Every year, more than 6 million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters across the U.S., and half of them must be euthanized because there aren’t enough good homes for them. The solution is simple: spaying and neutering. Since 2001, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—has performed low-cost spay/neuter surgeries on nearly 140,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits, including more than 15,000 in 2016.