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Grant will help control cat population with free spay/neuter program

South County Cats received a grant from the ASPCA, the nation’s oldest animal welfare organization, for its Companion Cat Spay/Neuter Voucher Program. This grant will provide financial support for approximately 240 spay/neuter operations. Each year South County Cats facilitates hundreds of spay/neuters through this program to proactively reduce the uncontrolled breeding of cats the community.The program offers vouchers for free cat or kitten spay/neuter for low-income, disabled, and senior citizens in south King County. Eight veterinarians and two spay/neuter clinics participate in this program. To request a voucher application e-mail southcountycats@comcast.net or call 206-910-4495.“We are honored to receive program funds from this well known organization,” said Sally Halela, director of South County Cats. “These grants validate the important work South County Cats does to achieve its mission to save lives through spay and neuter.”South County Cats was founded in July, 2006 to help reduce overpopulation, homelessness and euthanasia of cats in our local shelters. They will celebrate their five-year anniversary with the achievement of nearly 4,000 spay/neuters. For more information about South County Cats and its programs, visit www.southcountycats.petfinder.org.

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