BY HEATHER DOWDY
World Spay Day is an annual campaign of the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, and February 27th celebrates the 24th annual campaign.
From the campaign's website:
On the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in shelters or killed on the street. The 24rd annual World Spay Day is February 27, 2018. Spread the message that spaying and neutering saves lives!
So how can you get involved? You can learn how to participate in the global campaign here, but we also have some awesome ways to get involved right here in Nashville!
Middle Tennessee is home to some grrreat nonprofit organizations that serve the community through low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter clinics. Read on to learn more!
Support Pet Community Center
Located in East Nashville, Pet Community Center (PCC) is a low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter veterinary clinic. Licensed by the State of Tennessee and staffed by licensed veterinarians and professional staff, PCC is dedicated to giving your pet the best care possible. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. To find out if your pet qualifies for FREE spay or neuter surgery, call the clinic at 615-512-5001.
And if your pets are already spayed or neutered, you can help support PCC through donations or time. They are always in need of dedicated volunteers to ensure that their mobile unit, clinic and fundraisers run smoothly!
Beat the Heat... Fix Her in February!
Our friends at the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance are once again running their annual "Beat the Heat" promotion, offering $10 spay surgeries for female cats. The package includes a free rabies vaccination and dewormer to boot. This special is available to Sumner County residents only and can be scheduled by calling 615-452-2233 or visiting their website here.
Make your Pet a Super Pet!
According to the Nashville Humane Association (NHA), "a Super Pet is what you get when you spay or neuter your dog or cat at Nashville Humane Association. Because animals that have been superfide are happier, healthier, live longer, and best of all, help prevent homeless animals in our community!"
The shelter's mobile ROVER unit has completed more than 52,995 spay/neuter surgeries since 2003 and is available to sterilize your pet for just $10! Qualifying pets receive spay or neuter surgery, pain meds, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment, a nail trim and a post-op call from the vet tech to make sure your furry friend is doing well.
To qualify for the $10 fee, participants must bring proof of the following:
Food stamp card, free school lunch program card, or WIC documentation
Disability letter or V.A. disability letter
Last year’s tax return statement
Public housing rent receipt or Section 8 letter
Social Security income documentation
Call ROVER at 615-352-4030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your Super Pet appointment today.