County SPCA To Build Dedicated Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Chemung County SPCA plans to build the region’s rst dedicated spay/neuter clinic on Route 352 in Big Flats. Designed by architect Robert Butcher of Elmira with assistance from Fagan Engineers, construction will begin later this year with completion anticipated by year-end.

Every year, more than 1,200 unwanted cats and dogs are brought to the Chemung County SPCA. With a limited number of adoptive homes available and limited space at shelters, minimizing reproduction is the most practical way to address the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation.

Executive Director Tom Geroy said, “To combat┬ápet overpopulation in our region, we have offered affordable spay/neuter services to income-eligible pet owners, other shelters, and rescue groups for many years. Due to the growing demand for this service, our current facility can no longer meet community needs. Thanks to support from the Community Foundation, the Anderson Foundation, the Paws & Claws Society, and the ASPCA, we will be building a dedicated surgical facility to meet this growing demand.”

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