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SPCA's Snip 'n' Chip launches in Northland

01 December 2020
SPCA's Snip 'n' Chip launches in Northland

SPCA is launching a Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign, offering discounted desexing and microchipping to cat owners in Northland.

From 1 December, the Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign will allow Northland residents to desex and microchip their cat for just $10. This is just a fraction of the full price cost.

Every month, thousands of animals are brought into SPCA centres nationwide. Desexing and responsible pet ownership are the only ways to address the cause of unwanted animals being born, and at risk of being neglected and continuing the cycle of unwanted litters.

“Desexing is one of the best things we can do for animal welfare in New Zealand,” says SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen.

“In the past year, we have been able to desex thousands of animals in over 20 communities across the country. We are thrilled to be able to bring Snip ‘n’ Chip to the Northland community, especially right ahead of the peak of kitten season - our busiest time of year,” she says.

“Not only will it help your pets have a happier and healthier life, but desexing ensures the cycle of unwanted litters is broken, and people’s companion animals don’t unknowingly or unexpectedly reproduce more litters of animals.”

SPCA encourages all cat owners in Northland with pets that aren’t desexed or microchipped to take up this fantastic offer. This is a limited time offer only available until vouchers sell out.

Snip ‘n’ Chip vouchers can be purchased by visiting one of the 12 participating vet clinics across Dargaville, Kaitaia, Kamo Kerikeri, Waipu, and Whangarei.

“We’re so grateful to our participating vets for being involved in this campaign. They have played a huge part to improve animal welfare in Northland,” says Ms Midgen.

“One of the objectives of the Snip ‘n’ Chip campaigns is to reach out to those people who may not have considered having their pet desexed, or may not be able to afford it, and provide pet owners who do not currently have a local vet to get to know one.”

To find out the full list of participating veterinary clinics, go to www.spca.nz/northlandsnipnchip

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