Showing Pets Love With Free Spay and Neuter

San Francisco SPCA offering service for cats and dogs throughout February

The San Francisco SPCA is showing its love for pets this February by offering free spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs.

Jennifer Scarlett, DVM, co-president of SF SPCA, says the event, held to celebrate national Spay/Neuter Month, marks one of the SF SPCA’s largest investments of time and resources in the animal welfare community to date.

“Overpopulation is the No. 1 killer of cats and dogs in America,” Scarlett says. “This investment by the SF SPCA is indicative of our strong belief in using preventative practices to reduce overpopulation and the resulting strains on the community’s animal shelters.”

The SF SPCA expects to accommodate more than 550 free spay/neuter procedures during the month of February. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The state-of-the art SF SPCA Spay/Neuter clinic is part of the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, which opened in 2008. The clinic is on track to perform 9,000 spay/neuter surgeries this year and has helped lower the number of cats and dogs in San Francisco shelters by more than half since 1985, Scarlett says.

For San Francisco residents interested in scheduling a spay or neuter appointment for their pet during February 2011, visit the SPCA website or call 415-554-3030.

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