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  • SPCA to reopen Georgetown clinic

  • The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will reopen its low-cost spay and neuter clinic, located at 22918 Dupont Boulevard in Georgetown, on May 13.
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  • The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will reopen its low-cost spay and neuter clinic, located at 22918 Dupont Boulevard in Georgetown, on May 13.
    The clinic, which can perform up to 5,000 surgeries annually, was temporarily closed in 2012 as the SPCA searched for a new full-time veterinarian. The shelter has hired Dr. Rebecca Trejo, who will begin work the day the clinic reopens.
    Throughout May, the clinic will offer free microchips to its customers.
    In tandem, the Delaware SPCA has received a grant from PetSmart Charities’ national “Did You Know?” campaign. The grant will help to educate pet owners and the public about how prevalent pregnancy is among young animals and will bring additional affordable pediatric spay and neuter payment options to Delawareans. Throughout June, the clinic will offer spay and neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under six months of age for just $20. Puppies must weigh at least five pounds, male kittens two pounds, and female kittens three pounds. Spaying and neutering is safe for kittens and puppies as young as 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
    The Delaware SPCA also accepts State of Delaware $20 spay and neuter vouchers, which are not limited to the age of the pet. These vouchers are available to any Delaware resident who receives public assistance.
    For more information, visit www.delspca.org or www.humanealliance.org, or call (302) 856-6361.
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