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ASPCA Offers Cheap Services for LES Pets

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The ASPCA’s mobile spay/neuter unit takes to the Lower East Side this week.

Veterinary care can cost a pretty penny, but the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is bringing affordable health services directly to LES pets in coming days. The ASPCA’s mobile spay/neuter team is making a visit to 334 Madison Street tomorrow, and then setting up shop in the Samuel Gompers Houses on Pitt and Rivington on Sunday. For one low flat price, pet owners can select from among a number of care options, ranging from neuter surgery and rabies vaccinations to a simple nail trim.

In an effort to reach low-income pet owners, the ASPCA if offering its services for just $5 to anyone with documented proof of public assistance, like welfare or Medicaid. (Those who do not receive public assistance pay $125). The organization is billing its mobile spay/neuter program as an important effort in the struggle to avoid “the tragic euthanasia of adoptable animals within the five boroughs of New York City” by driving down the birth rate of stray dogs and cats.

Here’s the schedule for Wednesday and Sunday’s events: owners show up around 7 a.m. at the designated location to drop off their pets, returning to pick them up at about 3:30 p.m. The ASPCA suggests showing up even earlier in the morning, because only 25 animals are accepted on first-come first-served basis.

 

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