“Toronto has needed the services that will be offered by this clinic for some time now,” said Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker. “We are thrilled to be able to offer spaying and neutering to Toronto’s feral cat population which will help control Toronto’s overall cat numbers.”
The new clinic is located in Ward 38 Scarborough Centre, adjacent to the Toronto Animal Services East Shelter, 821 Progress Avenue.
Staffed by Toronto Animal Services veterinarians and technicians, the clinic will perform spaying and neutering for Toronto’s feral cat population through registered caretakers of Toronto’s feral cat colonies. The clinic will also perform spaying and neutering for Toronto Animal Services’ adoption animals.
Animal Services will work with cat colony caretakers in Toronto who will trap the cats, bring them to the shelter and then return the cats to their colonies after the surgery and recovery.
The renovation of the clinic has been funded by money the City has received for ‘community benefits’ in exchange for increased height and density in certain developments.
Eletta Purdy, Toronto’s Manager of Animal Services, added that, “Donation dollars from the community will be used to fund the supplies needed to run the clinic. This spay-neuter clinic is just one way Toronto Animal Services is using your donation dollars to improve the lives of Toronto’s animals.”
For more information on the clinic or to make a donation, visit http://www.toronto.ca/animalservices.