September 23 – Berks County’s Animal Rescue League in Cumru Township offers neutering and neutering surgeries for a fee for up to 100 dogs and their own cats.
The sterilization operations, which also include rabies vaccines, microchips and pain relievers, are handled by Tina Saracinos State Farm Insurance Agency in Exeter Township.
“Spaying and neutering your pet is an important part of their health,” said Dr. Jason Banning, ARL medical director, in a statement released Thursday. “Castration can prevent many life-threatening diseases such as pyometra – a serious infection of the uterus – and if done at a young age, it can also prevent serious breast cancer later in life. Neutering can prevent or reduce many harmful or dangerous behaviors, such as aggression and roaming, which put you at a greater risk of being hit by a car. “
Appointments are now possible and can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 610-373-8830, ext. 640. The first 100 scheduled appointments are paid for what you can. The operations will be performed at the shelter’s clinic at 58 Kennel Road.
The ARL offers a separate program called Operation CatSnip for wild or community cats in which the cats are captured and brought to the ARL by those who register for the service, then sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped, earplugged and placed in the Be returned to the area in which they were trapped.
You can register for this program online at /www.berksarl.org/operation-catsnip or by calling 610-373-8830.