The North Fork Animal Welfare League will be holding its first event at Calverton’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center later this month, with a free spay and neuter clinic at the location.
Available for cats and dogs, the event should service close to 70 animals, said shelter director Gillian Wood-Pultz.
“Spay/neuter is the only 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and the most efficient tool for reducing pet overpopulation available,” she said via email. “Studies show that spayed and neutered pets live 20 percent longer on average than unaltered pets.”
NFAWL took over operations at Riverhead Town’s dog shelter last year, and with financial support from Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter, will be moving to the town’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center in the future after Town Board members voted 3-2 recently to OK the move.
The spay and neuter clinic will take place on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Appointments are required; call 566-8870 to set up a time.