The APF was awarded a generous $45,000 grant from the ASPCA to support our community spay/neuter clinic for pets of low-income owners. The ultimate goal of this subsidy program is to address pet overpopulation in the City of Schenectady and the greater Capital Region. To help achieve this critical goal, the APF must be able to provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for pet owners who are unable to afford the cost of taking their pets to a veterinarian.

ASPCA’s investment will help reduce the number of homeless or unwanted animals in the City of Schenectady and the Greater Capital Region.

According to Deb Balliet, Executive Director of APF, “We’re grateful to this support by the ASPCA. By spaying/neutering more pets, we prevent animal overpopulation and help save more animal lives.”

Founded 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services.