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January 13, 2012
New spay/neuter clinic opens in North Region Animal Shelter
The Toronto Animal Services North Spay-Neuter Clinic officially opened its doors today. The new clinic is located within the Toronto Animal Services North Shelter at 1300 Sheppard Ave. W. in Ward 8, York West.

The clinic is staffed by Toronto Animal Services veterinarians and technicians, and will perform spaying and neutering for Toronto Animal Services’ animals in preparing those animals for adoption.

Clinic staff also offer limited cat sterilization services to the public. Toronto residents can call 416-338-6281 to book an appointment to have their cat spayed or neutered at this new clinic.

The renovation of the North clinic, including enhanced temporary housing, has been funded solely by donation dollars.

"We are grateful to the generous donors who have made this new clinic possible," said Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17, Davenport), Chair of Licensing and Standards Committee. "Their ongoing support will continue to equip the clinic with much-needed supplies to perform the surgeries and aid in adopting these furry friends into homes throughout the city of Toronto."

In 2011, Toronto Animal Services sterilized almost 4,500 animals, many of which were successfully adopted into life-long, loving homes.

Toronto's success in adopting animals was nationally recognized when Toronto Animal Services was presented the Summit Animal Homing Award in 2011 - an award that recognizes an organization's outstanding achievement in adoptions.

For more information about spay/neuter clinics in Toronto, or to learn how to make a donation, visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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