SPCA New Zealand

SPCA’s Mobile Desexing Clinic heads to Porirua and The Hutt Valley

08 April 2024

Dog and cat owners in Porirua and Hutt Valley are invited to have their pet desexed for free by SPCA’s purpose-built Mobile Desexing Clinic in the months of May and June.

SPCA’s Mobile Desexing Clinic heads to Porirua and The Hutt Valley

The charity is delighted to announce a new tour confirmed for its desexing service on wheels, which made its debut tour in Northland last September.

The new campaign aims to prevent the birth of 1,100 kittens and puppies in the Porirua and Hutt Valley areas, significantly reducing the number of vulnerable and abandoned animals left to fend for themselves within these communities.

The Mobile Desexing Clinic will be operating in Porirua between 7-31 May, and the Hutt Valley 4-21 June. Pet owners in these communities needing their animals desexed can book from today.

New Zealand is currently facing a population explosion of companion animals being born unwanted, and SPCA National Desexing Programme Manager, Rebecca Dobson, points to desexing as the most effective tool to combat this problem head on.

“There is a crisis of strays, and we are seeing more and more animals who cannot be cared for. Some are dumped, and many suffer senselessly from living without the care they need,” Ms Dobson says.

“Desexing owned animals is essential to stem this population growth, and SPCA is so pleased to be able to help these areas where we have seen there is a real need.”

With desexing services always in demand, the charity recommends residents book their animals in for desexing as soon as possible. Bookings are essential and can be made easily online at https://desexing.spca.nz/ or by calling the nearby SPCA Wellington Centre on 04 389 8044.

Microchipping, vaccinations, flea and worm treatments are also available to incoming animals. A koha donation is greatly appreciated, but funding the service is something SPCA is proud to be able to offer.

“As cost-of-living bites, we hope if we pick up the tab for this simple but essential procedure, responsible pet owners will jump at the chance to get this done.”

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