ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics Join Local Libraries To Provide FREE Health Services for New York City's Pets

September 20, 2010

WHO: From September 20 to 25, the ASPCA®’s (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics will be participating in a week-long collaboration with local libraries in all five boroughs to promote the importance of spaying and neutering New York City’s companion animals.

WHAT: Throughout the week, the ASPCA’s five custom-built mobile clinics will visit 14 libraries across the city and offer a full range of FREE pet services, including:

  • FREE spay/neuter surgery will be offered to all pets
  • FREE microchipping and free vaccinations for PIT BULLS and PIT BULL MIXES.

Participating libraries will showcase their collection of animal welfare and pet care books to educate the public about responsibilities of pet ownership.    

WHEN:    September 20 to 25, 2010, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Monday, September 20:

  • Queens Library / Lefrak City Branch - 98-30 57th Avenue in Corona

Tuesday, September 21:
•    Brooklyn Public Library / Washington Irving Branch - 360 Irving Avenue in Brooklyn
•    New York Public Library / Clason’s Point Branch - 1215 Morrison Avenue in the Bronx
•    Queens Library / Jackson Heights - 35-51 81st Street (between 37th and 35th Avenues) in Jackson Heights

Wednesday, September 22:

  • 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
  • New York Public Library / Hunts Pt - 877 Southern Boulevard (Corner of Tiffany Street) in the Bronx

Friday, September 24:

  • New York Public Library / St. George Branch, 5 Central Avenue (Near Borough Hall) in Staten Island
  • New York Public Library / Grand Concourse, 155 East 173rd Street (between Morris and Selwyne Avenues) in the Bronx 

Saturday, September 25:

  • Queens Library / Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street (between 41st Avenue and 41st Road) in Flushing
  • New York Public Library/West New Brighton Branch, 976 Castleton Avenue in Staten Island
  • Brooklyn Public Library / Leonard Branch, 81 Devoe Street (Corner of Leonard Street) in Brooklyn
  • New York Public Library / Woodstock, 761 East 160th Street (between Tinton and Forest Avenues) in the Bronx
  • New York Public Library / Harlem Branch, 9 West 124th Street (between Lenox Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard) in Manhattan

HOW: Pet owners should arrive at the beginning of the day. Service is first-come, first-served. An ASPCA representative will be on hand to assist those interested in having their pet spayed or neutered. The mobile clinics have the capacity to spay and neuter approximately 125 animals each day.

WHY: Although New York City has made great strides in reducing the number of homeless animals, 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.