Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spay Day in October – 30 more pets fixed!

Saving Shelter Pets hosted our second spay & neuter clinic for 2010 this past Saturday, October 9th. A total of 30 cats and dogs were fixed, and by doing a low-cost clinic this time rather than a free one, we were able to reduce our costs by about $500 compared to the last clinic in February. This is great news as it obviously means that we can start fixing even more animals for the same price in future clinics!

While our rescue work is definitely important (and there are many happy pups in their forever homes who can vouch for that!), we understand the greater importance of addressing pet overpopulation problem at its source. Spay & neuter is vital in keeping cats and dogs out of the shelter in the first place. Murray County, Georgia is a very rural, low-income community and we hope to continue helping them with future clinics for as long as it takes to ensure that no more pets needlessly die at animal control!

As most of our supporters know, we are currently participating in the Pepsi Refresh project to win a $25,000 grant for our Spay & Neuter program. With our newly discounted vet rates, and the plan for more low-cost rather than free clinics, we now estimate that this $25,000 grant would allow us to host a spay & neuter clinic every month for 2 years –– which means approximately 720 animals fixed!

Please take a minute every day for the rest of October to vote for us in this very important contest so that we can continue our much-needed spay & neuter work. Visit THIS LINK for easy instructions on how you can vote 3 times every day!

A huge thank you to Dr. F for her vet services and to our volunteers Jillian & Rebecca for all their hard work in coordinating our latest clinic!

About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.

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