CANASTOTA — ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has awarded Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association with $40,000 to assist low-income, Madison County families with costs of spaying and neutering pets.
“We are excited to partner with the ASPCA and to be able to offer this opportunity to families that can’t afford the cost of spaying and neutering their pets,” Shannon Burke, director of Development, said. “This program will also prevent many people from surrendering their animals to the shelter to avoid unwanted litters.”
Wanderers’ Rest is covering the entire cost of the spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats of low-income Madison County residents by using the funds provided through the grant.
Per grant requirements, pet owners will be asked to pay a co-payment of $1 toward the spay/neuter surgery cost. The grant does not cover additional veterinary costs that may be associated with the surgery, such as bloodwork, vaccinations or other requirements of each individual veterinary practice.
In order to qualify, an individual must be a resident of Madison County and be able to provide proof of income with one the following: Social Security Insurance, public assistance or Federal Tax Return.
Once approved, Wanderers’ Rest will provide a voucher good for 30 days that can be used at one of the following five veterinary practices: Village Veterinary Hospital in Wampsville, Cazenovia Animal Hospital, Chittenango Animal Hospital, Hamilton Animal Hospital or Lawton’s Animal Hospital in Vernon.
Time is limited to take advantage of the spay/neuter program grant. For more information, contact the shelter at 315-697-2796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.