PetSmart Charities Gives HHS Over $55,000 To Help Cover Spay/Neuter Surgeries

By on February 8, 2017 in Community Stories, WNDB News

Dogs and Cats

Daytona Beach, FL –Halifax Humane Society, Inc. today announced it received a grant for more than $55,000 from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to fund 1,300 canine and feline spay and neuter surgeries throughout 2017.

All surgeries are to be performed through Halifax Humane Society Inc.’s off-site Redinger Spay & Neuter Clinic located – 600 Mason Ave #150, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. Owners looking to have their pets spay or neutered are only responsible for a $25 co-pay, which covers the cost associated with rabies vaccines and microchipping at the time of the surgery. Spay and neuter surgery cost is 100 percent subsidized thanks in part to the grant from PetSmart Charities. Spay and neuter grant only applicable to owned animals (feral felines/colonies do not qualify as owned animals) residing within Volusia County, FL – regardless if adopted through Halifax Humane Society, Inc. or elsewhere.

Michael Ugarte MSEd., Halifax Humane Society’s Chief Financial Development Officer stated, – “As a result of PetSmart Charities commitment to philanthropy and Halifax Humane Society, Inc., we are able to offer Volusia County residents and their pets a service filled with not only financial value, but more importantly, a community-wide value. Spay and neuter initiatives – like the ones this grant will help fund – are a crucial component of our organizations’ core mission. Together with our citizens, we will continue to reduce the prevalence of animal overpopulation across Volusia County, FL.”

The goal for Halifax Humane Society, Inc. is to continue to make low-cost spay and neuter services both available and accessible to animal owners across our community who otherwise would not be able to afford such services. Spay and neuter are the keys to curbing pet overpopulation across Volusia County. Spaying and neutering are also one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as 8 to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

With the help of its animal welfare partners, PetSmart Charities has funded more than 1.4 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. in 2009. “By supporting spay and neuter programs led by our hardworking animal welfare partners, including Halifax Humane, Inc., PetSmart Charities hopes to proactively prevent pet homelessness, giving us a better chance of finding lifelong, loving forever homes for all pets,” said Sima Thakkar, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities.

Owners who have spay and neuter surgery related questions or want to make an appointment, contact the Halifax Humane Society Redinger Spay & Neuter Clinic at 386-310-4935 or visit HalifaxHumaneSociety.org.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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