Suffolk Humane announces ‘stimulus package’

Published 10:24 pm Saturday, May 2, 2009

Suffolk Humane announces a special neuter/spay “stimulus package” for May and June. Suffolk Humane will underwrite up to $25 per pet for the cost of up to 100 neuter/spay procedures performed at the Neuter Scooter on May 20-21 at the Magnolia Ruritan Club location and on June 3-4 at the Suffolk Humane office at 3118 Kings Highway in Driver.

Suffolk Humane partners with the Virginia Beach SPCA to bring the Neuter Scooter to Suffolk several days a month. The Neuter Scooter is a mobile surgical bus offering low cost spay/neuter, vaccines and other services. Reservations will be first come, first served. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 757-538-3030.

“We are concerned that pet owners may be delaying spaying or neutering their pets due to the current economic climate, and we thought that we could offer an incentive for a short period of time,” said Lisa Branton, director of prevention for Suffolk Humane. “Spaying and neutering pets is the single most important way to prevent the euthanasia of adoptable animals because there just aren’t enough homes for them all.”

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The Suffolk Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the welfare of companion animals in the community through sponsoring spay/neuter programs, placing homeless animals in loving permanent homes, and providing quality humane education with an emphasis on responsible pet ownership. The Suffolk Humane Society does not receive any government subsidies and is completely dependent upon private donors for funding. Call 757-538-3030 or visit each week to get the latest information about the group’s activities, including information about the second annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Festival scheduled for Sept. 20 and to view the up-to-date photos of the adoptable animals at Suffolk Animal Control, 124 Forest Glen Drive, Suffolk.