250 Free Cat Spays/Neuters

 250 Free Spays/Neuters For Local Cats

Pet And Wildlife Rescue is pleased to announce its receipt of a new $14,500 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, one of the nation’s leading funders of animal welfare, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in the Chatham-Kent region.

It has been just over a year since Pet And Wildlife Rescue took over the operation of the animal shelter in Chatham, and since day one, their focus has been on improving the lives of local animals. Providing affordable or free spay/neuters for cat owners has always been one of their top priorities.

In 2018, with the help of this new donation, Pet And Wildlife Rescue will offer 250 free spays/neuters to local pet parents with furry felines in need of being fixed. PetSmart Charities of Canada’s regional relationship manager, Dani Mailing, says “We’re proud to support Pet And Wildlife Rescue with this grant that will bolster the organization’s spring kitten intervention plan by offering subsidized spay/neuter procedures for the pets of residents in the Chatham-Kent region.”

“Our team is excited to take the first step in our journey to bring the number of cats in our community to a more sustainable level. By spaying or neutering our feline population, we hope to prevent unplanned litters and enhance the perception of cats in our community as treasured members of our families,” says Myriam Armstrong, Operations Manager at Pet And Wildlife Rescue.

Applicants will be required to bring proof of Chatham-Kent region residence in order to qualify for a free spay/neuter voucher and some restrictions will apply as to which cats will be good candidates for the surgery. There will be a one voucher per family rule. The first registration blitz will take place at the PetSmart store in Chatham on February 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Applicants will be asked to bring a piece of ID and their cat’s paperwork/health information. Registration information will be available on www.pawr.org and on the animal welfare agency’s Facebook page.

PetSmart Charities of Canada aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness by supporting spay and neuter efforts. With the help of animal welfare partners, such as Pet And Wildlife Rescue, PetSmart Charities of Canada has facilitated over 54,000 spay and neuter surgeries in the Canada since 1999.


Registration dates and locations for 2018 spay/neuter program:

  • Friday February 2nd from 5pm to 8pm

PetSmart, 823 St Clair St, Chatham

  • Friday February 16th from 2pm to 5pm

Wallaceburg Animal Shelter, 105 Arnold St., Wallaceburg

  • Thursday February 22nd from 5pm to 8pm

Ridgetown Library, 54 Main St. W, Ridgetown

More locations/dates to come if vouchers are still available

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