Animals

East Padden Animal Hospital to Participate in Alley Cat Rescue’s May Spay Challenge!

Starting May 1, East Padden Animal Hospital will partner with Cherish the Animals to perform up to four complimentary spay/neuter surgeries on local feral cats, in lieu of Alley Cat Rescue’s annual worldwide May Spay Challenge. Since its launch in 2010, over 1,200 veterinary clinics from 45 US states, Canada, South Africa, Israel and Croatia … Read moreEast Padden Animal Hospital to Participate in Alley Cat Rescue’s May Spay Challenge!

Did you know March is national adopt a rescue guinea pig month?

national adopt a rescue guinea pig month

Julie Morris, ASPCA senior vice president for community outreach, named March after these small furry friends “… to encourage future adopters to think of shelters and rescue groups first!”

Here at East Padden, we treat guinea pigs, also known as cavvies, several times each week for reasons ranging from appetite loss and lethargy, to spay and neuter surgeries. These pets are commonly adopted out of businesses such as Petco or PetSmart into families who have every intention of providing them with a safe and happy home. Sadly, these pet’s pre-adoption lives are rarely ideal, and sometimes do not satisfy their basic needs to thrive. Pocket-sized pets sold by these large corporate businesses are initially raised in breeding facilities before being transported, sometimes cross-country, to retail stores to be sold.

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