Having a meal could help local dogs and cats.
Today, the Roanoke Valley SPCA hosted its 8th annual SPAY-ghetti.
The lunch and dinner benefits the SPCA's in-house spay and neuter services.
The group spays and neuters every animal adopted out of its facility.
On average about 15-hundred animals are treated a year.
"The pounds unfortunately have more animals than they can care for, so one of the best ways we can prevent that problem is just by spaying and neutering our animals that we have as pets in our communities. Animals as young as 4-months old can get pregnant, so it's really never too early to start spaying and neutering," explains Executive Director Denise Hayes.
The agency estimates each treatments cost them about 75-dollars.
It hopes to serve about 13-hundred meals today.
Lunch runs until 2p.m.
Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30.
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