Joey Herrick, founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation, and Dr. Karen Halligan, the foundation’s chief veterinary officer, will appear on Hallmark Channel’s “National Home and Family Show” on February 24 and 27 to promote World Spay Day. Held on the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a light on the power of affordable and accessible spaying and neutering to save the lives of companion animals.
“World Spay Day is designed to help people realize the importance of having their pets spayed or neutered,” says Joey Herrick. “This is a very special day for us because that is what the Lucy Pet Foundation is all about. We operate mobile clinics that provide low or no-cost spay and neuter services across southern California, and our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and the euthanasia of over 80,000 cats and dogs per week in the United States.”
According to Dr. Halligan, dogs who are spayed and neutered live 40 percent longer and live happier healthier lives.
While on “Home and Family,” Herrick and Dr. Halligan will discuss the importance of World Spay Day and take viewers on a tour of the Lucy Pet Foundation’s state-of-the-art mobile clinic. These rolling operating rooms can provide spay and neuter services as well as low-cost vaccines, licensing, deworming, microchipping and other essential medical services.
In conjunction with World Spay Day, Lucy Pet Foundation will be offering its low-cost vaccine and spay and neuter services to Los Angeles residents and their pets on February 28 at the Superior Grocery Store located at 10211 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, California. Residents wishing to avail themselves of these services can call 1-855-499-5829 or email [email protected] to register for surgery.