Monday, November 16, 2009

DPVHS Community Spay/Neuter Clinic Launches!

In only one month of operation--so to speak--the DPVHS Community Spay/Neuter Clinic has already sterilized more than 600 cats and dogs!

Here are a few fun facts:

*The Community Spay/Neuter Clinic is a key component of the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society's Three Year Plan to Adoption Guarantee.

*The Clinic offers spay or neuter surgery to any healthy cat or dog who is at least 8 weeks of age and weighs at least 2 pounds.

*We serve pet animals, feral/stray cats, animals in shelters or rescues, and animals held by animal control officers. There are no residency or income requirements.

*There are special reduced prices for feral cats ($35) and pit bull dogs ($50). Why? Because these populations of animals are at an increased risk of homelessness in our communities. By neutering them, we reduce their populations while also eliminating many of the behaviors that make them unwelcome members of the community.

*More than 1/3 of the public (i.e. not adoption center, animal control, or rescue) dogs we have served so far have been pit bulls or pit bull mixes!

*The overwhelming majority of public cats we have served have had no prior relationship with a veterinarian.

*We are not a full-service veterinary hospital. We encourage each person who cares for an animal to establish a regular relationship with a private veterinarian.

*We will serve any cat or dog within a 90-mile radius of Springfield!

*An appointment is required. Please call 413-781-4019 or email

Learn more about the DPVHS Community Spay/Neuter Clinic!

November 22nd is the Magical Night of Giving at the Ingleside Mall in Holyoke. Special shopping hours, discounts, and raffle prizes are available only to ticket-holders. Buy your ticket at one of our adoption centers and the proceeds benefit DPVHS!