By Joel Ceausu
A new low-cost service is available to help control Quebec’s animal overpopulation.
The Mittens-Montreal SPCA Targeted Permanent Sterilization Clinic was launched last week to offer sterilization services at reduced rates for pet owners with limited financial resources.
The clinic provides affordable sterilization for cats and dogs. On average, the cost for qualifying low-income clients will be about half that of the current market price.
“Enabling pet guardians with limited resources to have access to sterilization is a critical step in controlling pet overpopulation in Quebec,” said Dr. Gabrielle Carrière, chief veterinarian at the Montreal SPCA. “This clinic will certainly contribute to the enhancement of animal welfare in the province.”
The clinic was made possible thanks to an anonymous donor and was named for her beloved cat Mittens, while medical equipment was offered in memory of her other adored cat Fluffster.
To qualify for the service, download the form at www.spca.com. You can also apply in person at the Montreal SPCA or leave a message at  735-3694.
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