Brevard County Promotes World Spay Day 2014
By Space Coast Daily // February 10, 2014
Free Spay/Neuter Event Feb. 26
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement Department is offering free spay/neuter services for pet cats of income-qualifying residents at its South Animal Care Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
This promotion runs in conjunction with The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International’s World Spay Day (Feb. 25,) an annual campaign that shines a spotlight on the importance of spaying and neutering.
Fifty cats of Brevard County residents who qualify as low income (residents of Section 8 Housing, obtain assistance through the County’s Community Action Agency or are recipients of food stamps) will be spayed/neutered at the South Animal Care Center, 5100 West Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne on Wednesday, Feb. 26, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
“Our clinic typically provides sterilization surgeries for pets adopted from the shelter, which is thousands of dogs and cats each year,” said Animal Services Director Karla Torpy.
“In support of World Spay Day, we are reaching out to pet owners who would not otherwise be able to have their cats spayed or neutered due to financial limitations.”
“Spaying and neutering dogs and cats leads to better health and improved behavior, and reduces the number of animals entering area shelters,” said Torpy. She estimated that Spay Day surgeries could prevent the births of thousands of kittens in the next year.
Pre-registration is required, as there are a limited number of slots for the free service for qualifying cat owners. To make an appointment, contact the South Animal Care Center by calling 253-6608 or email Tracey.Breen@brevardcounty.us.