Time to ‘Neuter Norfolk,’ Say Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center and PETA

Mobile Veterinary Clinics to Offer 100 Percent Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries and Rabies Shots Through 2015

For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2015

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – A new partnership between PETA and Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center (FNACC) is set to save many thousands of animals’ lives in Norfolk. “Neuter (and Spay!) Norfolk” is a series of FNACC-funded monthly clinics in which PETA’s mobile veterinary clinics will offer totally free spay and neuter services and rabies vaccinations for animal companions belonging to qualified Norfolk residents.

When:       The last Wednesday of every month

Where:     Alternating locations between Park Place, Ocean View, Lambert’s Point, Berkeley, and Norview in Norfolk

Appointments are required and can be made by calling PETA at 757-622-7382, option 3, or online at PETA.org/spayneuterappt. When calling, please mention the free “Neuter Norfolk” clinic offer.

“PETA and Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center are dedicated to damming the flood of abandoned and unwanted animals who pour through our city’s shelters every year,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “Our joint ‘Neuter Norfolk’ grassroots effort with Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center will save huge numbers of lives through prevention, tackling the animal overpopulation crisis at its source: unwanted births.”

More than 218,000 dogs and cats were admitted to animal shelters across Virginia in 2014 alone, and more than 50,000 of them had to be euthanized for lack of good homes. Every year, countless other animals are abandoned to fend for themselves outdoors, where they may freeze, be hit by cars, or suffer other abuses. 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 the companion animal overpopulation crisis. 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/SpayNeuter or FriendsOfNACC.com.

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