Dog owners across Ceredigion are being offered a “fantastic opportunity” to “protect their canine companion” by getting them neutered for just £35.
RSPCA Ceredigion Branch has joined forces with Cardigan-based Priory Vets, at Gwalia Gardens, to offer those eligible for means tested benefits the special offer.
Eligible dog owners can collect vouchers from the Priory Vets Cardigan Surgery between January 8 and January 20, with the voucher valid for the entire calendar year.
Neutering dogs is a great way to prevent unwanted litters of puppies being born – and, in the long-term, can reduce the population of stray dogs.
In addition, it can help prevent illnesses and some unwanted behaviours, for example urine marking and roaming in male dogs. It can also reduce the risk of testicular cancer in males and uterine infections and cancers in females.
Sally Learoyd of RSPCA Ceredigion Branch, said: “The RSPCA in Ceredigion is committed to making life better for as many animals in the local area as possible, so we are delighted to fund this new initiative with Priory Vets, our trusted partners for many years.
“Having your dog neutered or spayed is a great welfare move, but we recognise that it can be an expensive option for some families.
“Priory Vets’ experienced and helpful staff will advise on the best time to neuter or spay and to accommodate this, we will issue vouchers, which will be valid until the end of 2018.”
Ruth Jones, Priory Vets Practice Manager, added: “This partnership scheme is a fantastic opportunity for people across Ceredigion to protect their canine companion.
“Sadly, when large, unwanted puppy litters are born, sometimes these young dogs may not end up in the best homes.
“Priory Vets is very proud to work with RSPCA Ceredigion branch on this vitally important scheme, giving dog owners in receipt of means-tested benefits the chance to save money by getting their dog neutered in 2018 for just £35.
“Interested, eligible owners are urged to head down to our practice in Cardigan between January 8 and January 20 to purchase their voucher. This scheme is open to dog owners based in Ceredigion – and is a great example of agencies in the local community working together to promote animal welfare.”
Those collecting vouchers from Priory Vets in Cardigan will require proof that they are eligible for means-tested benefits.