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Emancipet performs 750 free spay/neuter surgeries in Puerto Rico

Next Spayathon trip will take place Nov. 3-9

Emancipet, the national nonprofit organization that makes high-quality, low-cost veterinary care accessible to all, is part of a historic initiative to spay and neuter more than 20,000 pets in Puerto Rico, where an estimated 300,000 pets are homeless following Hurricane Maria.

A team of 15 Emancipet veterinarians and staff including CEO Amy Mills traveled to Puerto Rico and performed 750 free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for pets and their families earlier this month, and will return Nov. 3-9 to do more. Read more

Emancipet part of historic coalition to help pets in Puerto Rico

Emancipet is one of six organizations leading the surgical work in a historic initiative to spay/neuter and vaccinate more than 20,000 dogs and cats in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover more than six months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

A team of 16 Emancipet veterinarians and staff, including Emancipet CEO Amy Mills, deployed to Puerto Rico June 3-9 for the first of what will be four trips included in “Spayathon for Puerto Rico,” developed by the Humane Society of the United States. Emancipet is the surgical provider for the Manati sector of the island, and the organization performed 750 spay/neuter surgeries during their first trip, surpassing their goal by 250 surgeries!  Read more