PAWS receives ASPCA grant

Thanks to a generous $7,500 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, PAWS will be able to save more lives with spay/neuter surgeries through its 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,” said 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.

“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 percent increase from 2011.

The $7,500 ASPCA grant will subsidize 20 percent of transferred feline spay/neuter surgeries, helping PAWS keep up with the demand for our services, and giving hundreds of animals a second chance.

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