PETA Slashes Prices for the Snip to Combat Animal Homelessness
For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2018
David Perle 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – In honor of World Spay Day on February 27, PETA is offering half-price spay and neuter surgeries for four-legged family members under 80 pounds. The celebratory weeklong special will run from February 26 to March 3.
Appointments are required. They can be made by calling PETA at 757-622-PETA (7382), extension 3, or visiting PETA.org/SpayNeuterAppt.
“World Spay Day 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 is making it easy for every good-hearted guardian to opt for the snip, prevent unwanted births, and give their animals happier, healthier lives.”
More than 222,000 dogs and cats were admitted to animal shelters across Virginia in 2017 alone, and tens of thousands of them had to be euthanized—many of them simply 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 endure abuse. That’s why PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—urges people to adopt animals from a local shelter and always have them spayed or neutered.
PETA’s mobile clinics have sterilized more than 151,000 animals since the program’s inception in 2001, preventing the births of hundreds of thousands of unwanted kittens and puppies. 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.