The Animal Protective Foundation is pleased to announce that the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has awarded them a $70,000 grant for their Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. Thanks to the funding received from the New York State Animal Population Control Program, a grant program administered by the ASPCA on behalf of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the APF is able to assist eligible low-income residents with partially subsidized spay and neuter services.
“As the largest recipient of ASPCA grant funds in Upstate New York, the APF is able help thousands of pet parents in the Greater Capital Region who might not otherwise be able to afford spay and neuter services,” says APF Executive Director Deb Balliet.
The Community Spay/Neuter Clinic is the APF’s answer to our community’s pet overpopulation crisis. The clinic enables the APF to further their commitment to high-quality, low-cost surgeries with the singular goal of reducing the number of homeless companion animals in our communities.
Since opening in 2013, The Community Spay & Neuter Clinic has completed more than 8,900 surgeries. A total of 3,493 surgeries were performed in 2015. The APF anticipates doing just over 4,000 spay and neuter surgeries in 2016.
Pet overpopulation results in the euthanasia of millions of homeless companion animals every year. One of the most effective ways to end homelessness is to stop unplanned litters.
To join the ASPCA in supporting the APF Spay/Neuter Clinic, please click here.
To learn more about our Community Spay/Neuter Clinic or how to make an appointment click here.