Pharmacy Association supports free spay and neuter campaign

Pharmacy Association supports  free spay and neuter campaign

Pharmacy Association of St. Maarten (PAS) representatives handing over some of the donated materials to a St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic representative (right) on Saturday.

CAY HILL--Pharmacy Association of St. Maarten (PAS) donated several boxes of medical devices and equipment to St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic on Saturday in support of the upcoming free spay and neuter campaign, according to a press release on Sunday.

The campaign, which is being held at St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic March 27-31, is the first large-scale drive to provide free spay and neuter procedures to the island’s cat and dog populations.

The initiative is a collaboration of St. Maarten Animal Welfare Foundation, Animal Defenders St. Maarten, SXM PAWS, local veterinarians, and US-based non-profit organisation 4 Leaf Rover.

In addition to the spay and neuter procedures, a host of other wellness treatments will be provided to the animals, including microchipping, and checks for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and leukaemia in cats and transmissible venereal tumour (TVT) and tick fever in dogs. Owners will also receive free shampoo and a collar for their beloved pets.

“Pharmacies do not only provide medicine for people. As many pet owners know, we are also the places where you pick up medicine and supplies when your pets are hurt or sick,” said Pharmacy Association.

“One of the goals of Pharmacy Association of St. Maarten is to promote the safe and effective use of medicines in our community. This is both for humans and the animals that we love and care for. As such, we are proud to support the spay and neuter campaign because it ensures that more of our cats and dogs are given the opportunity to have healthier and happier lives.”

With limited walk-in slots available, persons can register their (adopted) pets for the free spay and neuter campaign by sending an e-mail to

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