After months of planning and renovations, the SPCA Dyke Family Animal Clinic will be opening in Yarmouth.
It will provide extensive medical care for all SPCA owned animals, low cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets owned by low income families and support for individuals and groups caring for colonies of feral cats.
Elizabeth Murphy, CEO of the Nova Scotia SPCA, says it's all thanks to the generosity and kindness of the late Eleanor Dyke and her family, who remain very involved with the shelter
"I do know the intention for which Ms. Dyke had given us the money and I do want to make sure always that we're spending the money in the community in a way that they are comfortable with."
She says surgeries will be offered at significantly reduced rates to caregivers of feral cats, individuals who qualify for low-income support.
" There are rules which prohibit any vet clinic from advertising prices, but I would encourage everyone to call and enquire about the SPCA’s low cost and find out if they are eligible to have their cat or dog’s surgery through the SPCA Veterinary Services. The process is as easy as filling out an application and providing proof of income.”
The clinic opens Thursday.
Murphy says a grand opening will be held in the fall.