WIKWEMIKONG, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2016) -

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The Welland & District SPCA and the Ontario SPCA have partnered with the Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve - the Wiky Rez - on the eastern end of Manitoulin Island to provide mobile spay/neuter and animal wellness services.

The week-long event is wrapping up over the next few days. To date, 95 spay/neuter surgeries have been completed and another 24 spay/neuter surgeries scheduled today. The Ontario SPCA and Welland & District SPCA have also provided wellness exams to 186 animals. An additional 50 animals are scheduled to be seen today.

This year, 30 students from the Veterinary Technician Program at Collège Boréal in Sudbury joined the teams. The Ontario SPCA and Welland & District SPCA commend the students and Collège Boréal for their commitment to animal welfare.

"The Welland & District SPCA is pleased to be working with the Ontario SPCA to provide these essentials services to animals on Manitoulin Island. And we are fortunate to partner with Wikwemikong - the community has been overwhelmingly supportive. It's a win/win situation, especially for animals," says John Greer, Executive Director, Welland & District SPCA.

"The Ontario SPCA is honoured to be involved and to have the leadership of our Affiliate, the Welland & District SPCA," says Judi Cannon, Associate Director, Indigenous Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA. "We invite the public to support this project and others by donating to the Welland & District SPCA at wellandspca.com."

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.


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Media Contacts
Ontario SPCA
Melissa Kosowan

Welland & District SPCA
John Greer