Spay Day event hailed a success

Thursday 4 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National


Spay Day event hailed a success
Te Are Manu vet Dr Ellen McBryde conducting de-sexing operation at the Spay Day event in Muri. 21030319

Maria Greig was happy to bring her three dogs Max, Boy and Mama to support Te Are Manu and SPCA’s Spay Day event in Muri yesterday.

Thirty-eight animals were de-sexed as of 4pm and Te Are Manu Vet Clinic was overwhelmed with the number.

Greig hailed the Spay Day event and the Vet Clinic team for doing an awesome job and helping the community.

“I appreciate what they are doing. I am not an animal person but I now have three dogs who have won my heart,” she added.

Clinic manager Debbie Topp said yesterday’s event was similar to their work in the outer islands.

“Whenever we travel to the Pa Enua, this is how the de-sexing clinics work; we go and set up, we do it for a week.”

She said they could be looking at hosting another Spay Day later in the year.

“If we have a good number and it works well…we plan to do it again.”

By 4pm yesterday, a total of 25 dogs and 13 cats were de-sexed.

SPCA Cook Islands provided the transport for pet owners who needed to be dropped off.

Pets ready to be desexed. 21030315

In an earlier report Te Are Manu president Patricia Barton said the clinic and the SPCA decided to come together and promote World Spay Day for the wellbeing of the island’s animals and the community they live in.

The World Spay Day is an annual campaign that aims to encourage people to save animal lives and prevent unwanted litters by spaying and neutering companion animals and feral cats, says Barton.