SUNY Canton vet techs and Spay/Neuter/Now hosting workshop on homeless animals
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:34 am

CANTON -- SUNY Canton's Veterinary Technician Association and North Country nonprofit organization Spay/Neuter/Now, Ltd. will host a workshop on animal homelessness for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, shelters, and rescue groups.

The workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in SUNY Canton's Newell Veterinary Technology Center, room 109. Registration will begin at 6 p.m.

Kathleen Makolinski from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will talk about animal identification methods, feral cat research, client education, and shelter and veterinarian-related issues.

"This important event is aimed at improving the health and welfare of animals in the North Country," said Sophia Theodore, an Associate Professor in the in the veterinary science technology program. "Our students and area professionals can learn side-by-side about the latest research in the veterinary field."

Registration for the event is free and attendees are encouraged to preregister before Oct. 31 by contacting Kevin Mace at Spay/Neuter/Now at 486-0094. Completion of this workshop will allow attendees to earn New York State continuing education credits.

"There is a great need for public education to dispel the myths concerning spaying and neutering," said Kevin Mace, general manager for Spay/Neuter/Now. "We hope that this workshop will spread awareness of our area's current situation and inform veterinary professionals, shelter and animal welfare workers on ways to cooperate to prevent pet overpopulation and educate the public on animal-related issues."