An innovative sterilization surgery method has helped the Delaware SPCA perform for surgeries at a lower cost and control the state’s pet population.
Because of that, 5-year-old terrier-mix Oreo was neutered for free last week. Oreo was the 10,000th pet to be neutered by the state SPCA, the Wilmington News Journal reports. The clinics in Georgetown and Stanton performed 7,000 of those surgeries last year alone.
The Delaware SPCA joins 90 clinics nationwide that use the back-to-back sterilization surgery method by prepping multiple pets for surgeries on the same day to provide individualized care but lower the cost of the procedure.