Here at PAWS, we believe that every companion animal deserves a loving home. And one of the most important tools in the fight against pet homelessness and overpopulation is spay and neuter. Now, thanks to a generous $7,500 grant from the ASPCA, PAWS will be able to save many more lives with spay/neuter surgeries through our Placement Partner Program.
"These crucial funds will help cover the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for cats transferred to PAWS from other rescue organizations and shelters," says Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at PAWS.
"Our partner agencies may send us animals who have special needs, or send multiple animals because they have run out of space," says Joubert.
"Thanks to the ASPCA grant, we can afford to provide crucial spay and neuter surgeries for these animals."
PAWS also accepts animals from emergency situations, such as puppy mill raids or natural disasters.
In 2012, the volume of animals transferred to PAWS reached an all time high: 1,795 animals received a second chance through PAWS Placement Partner Program, a 174% increase from 2011.
The $7,500 ASPCA grant will subsidize 20% of transferred feline spay/neuter surgeries, helping PAWS keep up with the demand for our services, and giving hundreds of animals a second chance.
Learn more about spay/neuter at paws.org