SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento SPCA is celebrating the opening of a brand new animal hospital Wednesday morning.
The state-of-the-art facility will provide low-cost spay and neuter services for people at their location on Florin Perkins Road.READ MORE: Police: Fairfield Teen Found Dead Near Train Tracks Was Shot
SPCA officials say the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the need for more veterinary services as people rushed to adopt pets.READ MORE: High School Teacher To Give Away Summer Earnings As Truck Driver: 'Because It's Needed'
That – coupled with a lack of clinic space and shortage of veterinary staff – makes the new care center even more important, the foundation says.MORE NEWS: Pilot Says Truckee Plane Crash Likely Involved Issues With Visibility And Wind Speed
The new facility will also double surgery capacity and decrease the number of unwanted animals that enter public shelters.