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SPCA's Snip 'n' Chip launches in Oamaru

21 September 2020
SPCA's Snip 'n' Chip launches in Oamaru

​SPCA is launching a Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign, offering free desexing and microchipping to Community Services Cardholders in Oamaru.

From 21 September, the Snip ‘n’ Chip campaign will allow Oamaru residents with a Community Services Card to desex and microchip their cat or dog for free.

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, andat 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 New Zealand, from Auckland all the way to Gore. We are thrilled to be able to bring Snip ‘n’ Chipto the Oamaru community now, especially right ahead 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 littersis broken, and people’s companion animals don’t unknowingly or unexpectedly reproduce more litters of animals.

SPCA encourages all Community Services Cardholders in Oamaru with pets that aren’t desexed or microchipped to take up this fantastic offer. This is a limited time offer only available until spaces run out.

Bookings can be made by emailing SPCA at oamaru.info@spca.nz.

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

“The aim of our campaigns is to also 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 more, go to www.spca.nz/oamarusnipnchip

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