It is exciting for the Animal Coalition of Delaware County to be able to provide subsidized payment to the residents of Marcus Hook and assist in a Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic collaborative effort with The Spayed Club who performed the veterinary care.
For the past three years, volunteers from The Spayed Club and the Animal Coalition of Delaware County (ACDC) have been coordinating low-cost spay/neuter transport clinics for cat owners in Delaware County. We have been successful in Clifton Heights, Upper Darby, Chester, and Marcus Hook in past years. This year, we held a low-cost spay-neuter clinic in Colwyn on February 25, with the help of Mayor Rutland to spay/neuter 27 resident cats and most recently, on November 4 in Marcus Hook with the help of Mayor James D. Schiliro to spay/neuter 27 resident cats that might not otherwise have this service.
“Concentrated sterilization is the most efficient use of time, money, and effort to end animal homelessness and euthanasia” says Stephanie Swanton, who has been coordinating clinics for ACDC since 2005.
Community based efforts of providing education of the pet over population problem, offering reduced sterilization fees through subsidized clinics like this one in Marcus Hook, and having pet owners do their part by having their companion animals spayed/neutered assures that we are certainly making a dent in the pet overpopulation problem and reducing the number of stray and unwanted pets that may be euthanized at shelters due to overcapacity.
If you are interested in ACDC continuing to offer low-cost spay-neuter clinics like this one, consider making a tax-deductible donation to ACDC and indicate ‘S/N Clinic’ or ‘TNR.’ Your continuous support is deeply appreciated and enables the organization to continue its efforts to help homeless animals.