Reno, Nevada (KOLO) – For SPCA in Northern Nevada, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
“We are seeing an overcrowding of unwanted litter, and the best way to mitigate it is to sterilize our pets,” said SPCA’s Emily Lee.
And in 2022, they certainly did their part.
“Last year alone, the SPCA performed over 3,000 sterilizations, and we weren’t booked for three months at a time,” Lee explained.
Lee said he’s participating in a nationwide effort to make sure this happens more.
“World Sterilization Day is a nationally recognized day that raises awareness of the importance of pet sterilization and sterilization and neutering,” Lee added.
The SPCA wants all pet owners to have pet sterilization regardless of how much money they have, and the organization offers the surgery at a discounted rate to eligible low-income families. .
All pets for adoption are neutered and 1,700 pets were adopted last year, but there are still many in need of permanent homes.
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