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: Illegal COVID-19 Testing Site Shutdown in Grass Valley
SPCA officials say the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the need for more veterinary services as people rushed to adopt pets.READ MORE: 'It Scared Me:' 8 Year-old Twin Rivers Unified School District Student Restrained For 22 Minutes
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: SacRT Secures $400M To Modernize Light Rail System With Low-Floor Cars
The new facility will also double surgery capacity and decrease the number of unwanted animals that enter public shelters.