New York (1010 WINS) – This season, the ASPCA is “Springing” into action to help prevent unwanted litters of dogs and cats from ending up at area shelters with “Operation Spring Break”.
The cost, for those who do not live in public housing, is usually $125, but from now through April 15th, that fee is being waived.
“The surgery is 100 percent free”, ASPCA Grassroots Outreach Manager Jocelyn Kessler tells 1010 WINS. “We offer flea and tick treatments and also microchipping for an additional fee, but (as part of the free offer) the surgery itself, the e-collar and all the medications the animals needs, plus important vaccines such as rabies and distemper are all included.”
The offer is exclusively for residents of the five boroughs of New York City and is available at specific mobile clinic sites through April 15th. Animals older than four months and heavier than two pounds are eligible.** Clinics can accept 20-25 animals per day on a first come, first served basis. Lines usually form well before 7:00 a.m. for an 8 a.m. check-in. Cats should arrive in carriers & dogs on leashes.
To find a mobile clinic near you, visit www.aspca.org/877spaynyc or call (877) SPAY-NYC.
**Subject to availability and to the veterinarian’s determination that the animal is fit for surgery.