ARL Marks Spay Waggin’ Milestone


Spay Waggin’s 75,000th surgical procedure coincides with expanded partnership with Franklin Park Zoo

This week, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Spay Waggin’ hit a significant milestone by finishing its 75,000th surgical procedure, and the milestone coincided with the group’s partnership with the Franklin Park Zoo increasing, with the zoo now changing into a pick-up location for ARL’s Maintain Pets S.A.F.E. program.

The partnership between ARL and Zoo New England started in 2021, with the Waggin’ making month-to-month visits to supply native pet house owners low-cost spay/neuter providers.

Moreover, the Waggin’ has additionally hosted a variety of sponsored clinics on the zoo all through this particular partnership, and most just lately the zoo was a chosen drop-off location for ARL’s Maintain Pets F.E.D. pet meals drive, to permit ARL to maintain up with the regular demand from pet house owners who obtain pet meals and provides from ARL’s Maintain Pets S.A.F.E. (Serving Animals Dealing with Emergencies) program.

This partnership is a incredible instance of bringing providers straight the place they’re wanted.

Over 800 spay/neuter surgical procedures have been carried out on the zoo since 2021, with greater than 30 p.c of shoppers coming from inside a few miles of the Franklin Park space.

Spay Waggin’ Milestone

Whereas the advantages of spaying or neutering our pets are quite a few, it may be cost-prohibitive for a lot of pet house owners. Since initially hitting the highway in 2000, ARL’s Spay Waggin’ has been a vital useful resource for pet house owners, providing low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter providers to the South Shore, South Coast and Cape Cod and the Islands.

Along with Boston, the Waggin’ has rotating stops in Brockton, Falmouth, New Bedford, Kingston, North Dartmouth, Taunton, and Wareham.

Together with the spay/neuter surgical procedure, the Waggin’ affords pets a short veterinary examination, rabies and distemper vaccines, flea, ear mite and intestinal parasite remedies, nail trim, and pets may even be microchipped for an extra value.

The Spay Waggin’ is an appointment-only service, and encourage these trying to make the most of the service to name 877-590-SPAY (7729), or log onto arlboston.org/providers/spay-waggin for extra data and scheduling.



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