The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Friday, July 27, 2012
Barn Cat Buddies has been awarded a grant to help low income families spay and neuter their cats.
The "Fix for Fifteen" project, which will begin Wednesday, Aug. 1, will allow cat owners to have their animals spayed or neutered for only $15, according to Diane Novak, founder of Barn Cat Buddies (BCB).
"This grant means we will now be able to help the community's low income cat owners reduce the number of unwanted litters that end up in shelters," said BCB President Sara Stein. "Our goal is to perform 400 spay/neuter operations over the next 12 months."
The grant was awarded by Nu Best Friends Animal Society and PetSmart Charities.
BCB is a participating member of the No More Homeless Pets Network, a program of the Best Friends Animal Society that offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.
"We appreciate Best Friends and PetSmart Charities support to make Barn Cat Buddies 'Fix for Fifteen' a great success," Stein added.
Cat owners who consider themselves low income may apply for the $15 spay or neuter, along with a rabies vaccine, program by calling 344-8707, ext. 3. This line has been loaned to BCB by Angels of Assisi. Applicants must press ext. 3 or calls will not go through to the Barn Cat Buddies line.
Every day, approximately 9,000 pets are killed in shelters because they don't have a home, Novak said.