SOUTH PACIFIC COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES SPAY/NEUTER GRANT AWARD FROM THE WASHINGTON FEDERATION OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL AGENCIES
South Pacific County Humane Society (SPCHS) has received a grant award from The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies (“The Federation”), which will enable the completion of approximately 175 spay/neuter surgeries of community cats and pets belonging to low-income residents of south Pacific County.
The SPCHS is pleased to be able to partner with The Federation to provide these vital spay/neuter surgeries and improve the quality of life for animals and their guardians in south Pacific County.
The funds for this grant award are made possible by the sale of Washington State “We Love Our Pets” license plates. In an effort to be proactive regarding the pet overpopulation problem, revenue from the sale of these license plates has been earmarked through an agreement with the State of Washington for spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Washington State.
Since 2007, The Federation has awarded over $375,000 in license plate grant funds to qualifying animal welfare organizations throughout Washington State. These funds have enabled the completion of nearly 15,000 spay/neuter surgeries for pets of low-income households and feral or free-roaming cats.
The grant is met with spay/neuter funds of SPCHS, furthering their mission of protecting animals that are unable to speak for themselves, by providing compassionate care and placement for homeless pets without the need for euthanasia. The shelter’s vision is to foster positive relationships between animals and people, and to help end pet overpopulation through community outreach, involving the promotion of effective spay/neuter programs, and humane education.
Vouchers are available while grant funds remain. To apply, stop by the shelter at 330 NE Second St in Long Beach. The shelter is open 11am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday.