SAN DIEGO — To celebrate World Spay Day on Tuesday, Feb. 26, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA will launch a needs-based spay-neuter clinic in Oceanside as part of its ongoing effort to spay and neuter animals in the San Diego community.
In recognition of World Spay Day, 100 free spay/neuter surgeries are planned at both its Central and North Campuses for those who meet eligibility requirements based on income.
“Lack of affordable, needs-based spay neuter surgeries in the communities that need them most is at the core of our national pet overpopulation problem. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to offer accessible and affordable spay and neuter options, not just on World Spay Day, but throughout the year,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA. “By providing accessible spay/neuter options, we will significantly reduce the number of animals coming into shelters. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to have access to these resources.”
Expanding ongoing spay/neuter community resources
As noted, World Spay Day marks the launch of a new, ongoing spay/neuter clinic in Oceanside in addition to the existing clinic now in operation in San Diego.
These clinics are designed to provide affordable and accessible spay/neuter opportunities based on financial need. The fees for spay/neuter at these clinics range from $30-$75, depending on the type/sex of the animal. Vaccinations will also be available at the spay/neuter clinics on an ongoing basis.
“This new focus represents our efforts in a community-based movement called Spay San Diego, which was launched last year. It’s a collaboration of more than a dozen local animal groups all dedicated to helping the community locate affordable spay/neuter services. By working together, we’re hoping we’ll be able to greatly decrease the number of unwanted animals in our community,” Weitzman said.