Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park will launch its new Mobile Spay and Neuter Program in September when it unveils its new “veterinary unit on wheels.”
AHS received a $200,000 grant last year from The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation of Connecticut to purchase and equip a mobile veterinary unit to provide low-cost spay and neuter services in Newark and surrounding vicinity as well as other locations in need.
The van will visit specific neighborhoods and communities so that residents there can get their pets easily spayed or neutered. In the upcoming weeks, flyers will appear, in the areas chosen, to let residents know the day and times the spay/neuter van will be in their neighborhood. This will be a low-cost program and will impact the number of strays coming into our Newark branch.
“Our van is fully stocked, our veterinarian, veterinarian technicians and clinic administrator have completed their training with the ASPCA in New York, observing surgery techniques and learning strategies for promoting the program,” said Roseann Trezza, Executive Director AHS/Popcorn Park.
“Inbreeding and poor pet care, not to mention unwanted pregnancies can be bad for both the owner of the dog or cat and the animal itself,” Ms. Trezza said. “But hopefully this will make the number of strays decline and help a lot of people who can’t afford their pet to be neutered or spayed.”