Paid dog and cat sterilizations offered to Animal Rescue League
September 23 – The Berks County Animal Rescue League in Cumru Township offers paid spay and neuter surgeries for up to 100 dogs and cats.
Sterilization surgeries, which also include rabies vaccines, microchips and pain relievers, are underwritten by the State Farm Insurance Agency of Tina Saracino in the Township of Exeter.
“Sterilizing and neutering your pet is an important part of its health,” said Dr. Jason Banning, ARL’s medical director, in a statement released Thursday. “Sterilization 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. Sterilization can prevent or reduce many harmful or dangerous behaviors, such as assault and homelessness, which puts them at greater risk of being struck by a car. “
Appointments are open now and can be scheduled by emailing [email protected] or calling 610-373-8830, ext. 640. The first 100 scheduled appointments will be chargeable. The surgeries are performed at the shelter clinic at 58 Kennel Road.
The ARL offers a separate program called Operation CatSnip for Wild or Community Cats without Property where the felines are trapped and brought to the ARL by those who sign up for the service, then sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped, fitted with a mouthpiece. finger and sent back to the area where they were trapped. .
Registration for this program is done online at /www.berksarl.org/operation-catsnip or by calling 610-373-8830.