FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Our Big Fat Caribbean Rescue joins historic initiative to spay/neuter over 20,000 dogs and cats in Puerto Rico
March 28, 2018 – Our Big Fat Caribbean Rescue is proud to announce its partnership with The Humane Society of the United States for Spayathon for Puerto Rico, a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter initiative to alter over 20,000 dogs and cats in underserved communities across the Commonwealth. OBFCR will lead the work in Vieques, an island eight miles east of the Puerto Rican mainland.
“It is remarkable to see all these agencies come together for their love of Puerto Rico, its people and their animals,” said Laurie Mosher, president of OBCFR. “This is a giant first step in curbing the pet population in Puerto Rico, and I am proud and grateful to be part of it.”
This initiative will also provide high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter training for Puerto Rico veterinarians to increase the number of veterinarians on the island who can implement the high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter. At the conclusion of the 18-month memorandum of understanding, The HSUS will donate equipment locally to help further the animal welfare efforts in Puerto Rico.
The no-cost spay/neuter clinics will take place throughout the following dates:
Round 1: June 3-9, 2018 - Ceiba, Culebra, Manati, Moca, Ponce, San Juan and Vieques
Round 2: November 3-9, 2018 - Cabo Rojo, Ceiba, Culebra, Manati, Moca, Ponce, San Juan and Vieques
Round 3: February 3-9, 2019 - Cabo Rojo, Ceiba, Culebra, Manati, Moca, Ponce, San Juan and Vieques
Round 4: May 3-9, 2019 - Cabo Rojo, Ceiba, Culebra, Manati, Moca, Ponce and Vieques
The Puerto Rico Veterinary Medical Association and the Puerto Rico Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will be participating in Rounds 1 through 3.
The selected municipalities will announce specific clinic location and details.
Media contact Laurie Mosher: President, Our Big Fat Caribbean Rescue; 905-541-7941;
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