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(Photo by Stephanie Norris, ASCPA)
(Photo by Stephanie Norris, ASCPA)

Free Health Services Help Ease Financial Strain for NYC Pet Owners

Saturday, October 1, 2011
9:00–3:00 p.m.
110th Street and Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard), NYC

New York, NY – Monday, September 26, 2011 – Being a responsible pet owner can sometimes place unexpected financial demands on those who want to provide the best care for their pets. On Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard), the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) will hold their annual Fall Fix event, where pet owners can give their wallets a break and take advantage of free services, giveaways, and information for their cats and dogs.

Free services include:

  • Spay or Neuter for Dogs and Cats provided by the ASPCA*
    Spay/neuter clinic services also include these free extras: vaccinations, collar and leash, pet ID tag, a bag of dog or cat food, and a three-month supply of flea and tick topical treatment
  • Microchipping for Dogs or Cats, with or without spay/neuter, provided by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
  • Free T-shirt with the donation of a bag of pet food to our Pet Food Drive
(Photo by Stephanie Norris, ASPCA)
(Photo by Stephanie Norris, ASPCA)

New Yorkers looking to adopt a furry new family member also can meet wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption in the ASPCA’s mobile adoption van. There will also be free product giveaways from Petco®. ASPCA experts will be on hand to answer any pet-related questions at the Ask-Our-Experts booth, and Tavi and Friends, an Alliance Participating Organization, will demonstrate TTouch massage and other wellness therapies for pets.

To encourage involvement from younger animal lovers, Maddie, the six-foot Miniature Schnauzer Mascot from Maddie’s Fund®, The Pet Rescue Foundation, will be available for fun photos.

The event will be held rain or shine.

* Spay/neuter services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Cats should arrive in carriers and dogs on leashes. No food after midnight. The clinic is free for any pitbulls or pit mixes, and for residents of East Harlem who live between East 96th and East 119th Streets and Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard to the East River.

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's AnimalsAbout the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddie’s Fund, The Pet Rescue Foundation, with support from the ASPCA, is a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters. To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, helps its Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) work to their highest potential to increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter rates, with the goal of transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. www.aspca.org

Media Contacts

Mallory Kerley, ASPCA
Office: (212) 876-7700 x4589
E-mail: malloryk@aspca.org
Meredith Klinger, M. Silver Associates
Office: (212) 754-6500 x238
E-mail: meredith@msilver-pr.com