Montreal, March 27, 2015 – This morning, the Montreal SPCA announced its official grand opening of the Mittens-Montreal SPCA Targeted Permanent Sterilization Clinic (Gabrielle Carrière, chief veterinarian). This clinic is a proactive initiative to tackle Quebec’s pet overpopulation problem by offering sterilization services at reduced rates for pet guardians with limited financial resources.
At the grand opening event, the Montreal SPCA was delighted by the presence and participation of Mr. Russell Copeman, Montreal City Councillor and the borough mayor for Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace. Our clinic was made possible thanks to a generous anonymous donor and was named after her beloved cat Mittens. The medical equipment was offered in memory of Fluffster, her other adored cat.
This clinic provides low-cost sterilization for cats and dogs and is intended for a target clientele, such as people with low income. As we only offer sterilization, the first set of vaccines and a deworming treatment, our rates are lower than those of a veterinary clinic or hospital. “Enabling pet guardians with limited resources to have access to sterilization is a critical step in controlling pet overpopulation in Quebec” said Dr. Gabrielle Carrière, chief veterinarian at the Montreal SPCA. “This clinic will certainly contribute to the enhancement of animal welfare in the province”, she adds.
Our clinic has been granted with all requisite authorization from the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec (Quebec Veterinary Medical Association).
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Media contact: Anita Kapuscinska, Media Relations Coordinator, Montreal SPCA, 514-226-3932, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Montreal SPCA
Founded in Montreal in 1869, we were the first humane society in Canada and our mission is to:
- protect animals against negligence, abuse, and exploitation;
- represent their interests and ensure their well-being;
- raise public awareness and help develop compassion for all living beings.
For more information about the Montreal SPCA, please visit our website at www.spca.com.