One small step for pets, one giant leap for pet owners!
Jun 22, 2016
You may have seen or heard recently about the outreach programme in Osmaston and Sinfin, helping to chip and snip owners cats and dogs. Blagreaves Veterinary Centre, Nottingham Trent University Vet School, Cats Protection and ourselves, as well an army of volunteers hit the streets to offer people a little assistance. As well as getting the animals microchipped and neutered, free transport, some flea and worming treatment was provided too. Not a bad service at all.
With over 3,500 doors being knocked on, the results are in. And it’s been a fantastic outcome for our pilot scheme. Here’s our Branch Manager, Deb Peck with a few words to say, and to give the final numbers:
“This has been an incredible experience – hard work by all concerned but so rewarding. Working in partnership with Cats Protection, The University of Nottingham and Blagreaves Veterinary Centre, we have neutered many cats (70) which would not have otherwise received this vital preventative care. In addition, we have microchipped almost 150 animals and have a list of almost 50 dogs to neuter, many of which have already had many litters of pups. Derby RSPCA is proud to be a part of this venture and looks forward to being similarly involved in the future.”
We here at Derby RSPCA have financed the dog neutering and microchipping. Cats Protection are continuing to offer unlimited free cat neutering to eligible residents until the end of July at Blagreaves Veterinary Centre and White Cross Vets in Alvaston.
Thank you to everyone involved. It has been great assisting the people of Osmaston and Sinfin, and helping promote responsible pet ownership.