ASPCA Joins TD Bank and New York Public Library Branches to Provide Affordable Pet Health Services in November

November 5, 2010

WHO & WHAT: The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that its Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics are working with local branches of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the New York Public Library to promote and provide free or low-cost spay/neuter services for New York City’s cats and dogs.

WHEN & WHERE: TD Bank Day *Each location is at or near a TD Bank; services and giveaways are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

On November 6, the ASPCA’s five mobile spay/neuter clinics will be at or near select TD Bank locations in each of the five boroughs beginning at 8 a.m., including:

  • 619 E. Fordham Road (Between Arthur and Hughes Avenues) in the Bronx
  • 211 Montague Street (Corner of Montague Street and Cadman Plaza West) in Brooklyn
  • 300 West 125th Street (Between Eighth and St. Nicholas Avenues) in Manhattan
  • Corner of Junction Blvd and 34th Avenue in Queens
  • 1600 Forest Avenue (Between Pontiac Street and Decker Avenue) in Staten Island

Pet owners who use the clinics will receive giveaways courtesy of TD Bank.

ASPCA Library Week *Services and giveaways are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

From Monday, November 8 to Saturday, November 13, several local branches of the New York Public Library will host mobile spay/neuter clinics beginning at 8 a.m. and will showcase their collections of animal welfare and pet care-related books to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.

The dates and locations for ASPCA Library Week are as follows:

Monday, November 8:

  • Queens Library / Flushing Library
    41-17 Main Street (Between 41st Avenue and 41st Road) in Queens

Tuesday, November 9:

  • Brooklyn Public Library / Washington Irving Branch
    360 Irving Avenue (Between Palmetto and Woodbine Streets) in Brooklyn
  • New York Public Library / Clason’s Point Branch
    1215 Morrison Avenue (Between Westchester Avenue and East 172nd Street) in the Bronx
  • Queens Library / Jackson Heights Branch
    35-51 81st Street (Between 37th and 35th Avenues) in Queens

Wednesday, November 10:

  • Brooklyn Library / Kings Highway Branch
    2115 Ocean Avenue (Between Kings Highway and Quentin Road) in Brooklyn
  • New York Public Library / Hamilton Grange Branch
    503 West 145th Street (Between Amsterdam and Broadway Avenue) in Manhattan

Friday, November 12:

  • New York Public Library / Hamilton Fish Park Branch
    415 East Houston Street (Between Sheriff and Columbia Streets) in Manhattan
  • New York Public Library / St. George Branch
    5 Central Avenue (Near Borough Hall) in Staten Island

Saturday, November 13:

  • New York Public Library / Morrisania Branch
    610 East 169th Street (Corner of Franklin Avenue) in the Bronx
  • Brooklyn Public Library / Bedford Branch
    496 Franklin Avenue (Corner of Franklin Avenue) in Brooklyn
  • New York Public Library / Harlem Branch
    9 West 124th Street (Between Lenox Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard) in Manhattan
  • Queens Library / Langston Hughes Branch
    100-01 Northern Boulevard (Between 100th and 101st Streets) in Queens
  • New York Public Library / West New Brighton Branch
    976 Castleton Avenue (Between North Burgher Avenue and Broadway) in Staten Island

WHY: Although New York City has made great strides in reducing the number of homeless, more than 40,000 homeless pets still enter New York City shelters each year. In 2009, the ASPCA spayed and neutered more than 31,000 cats and dogs on its mobile spay/neuter clinics.

HOW: An ASPCA representative will be on hand to assist those interested in having their pet spayed or neutered. Pet owners should arrive at the beginning of the day. Service is first-come, first-served until the clinic is full. Each mobile clinic has the capacity to spay and neuter approximately 25 animals daily.