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SPCA International awards over $100,000 in grants in honor of Spay and Neuter Awareness Month
The money supported local spay-and-neuter programs in the US and abroad.
SPCA International revealed that it awarded $105,431 in grants to local organizations that fund spay-and-neuter programs in the US and internationally in recognition of Spay and Neuter Awareness Month. According to an SPCA press release, the recipients of the grants are “on the front lines of caring for animals around the globe and implementing local spay-and-neuter initiatives.1”
In the US, grants were given to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (Washington), Lancaster SPCA (Pennsylvania), Lawrence County Humane Society (Kentucky), and Northshore Human Society (Louisiana).
International grants were given to Animal Friends Croatia (Croatia), Associação Amigos dos Animais de São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe), Canadian Animal Assistance Team (Canada), Human Africa Trust (Zimbabwe), I Rangagi Della Ferrovia (Italy), International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals (United Kingdom), RAC Venezuela (Venezuela), Sneha’s Care (Nepal), SteriliseOurStrays (Portugal), Stray Aid Montenegro (Belgium), Tanzania Animal Protection Organization (Tanzania), and TerrAnimal (Ecuador).
“Spay-and-neuter programs and education are crucial, not only during Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, but year-round,” says Lori Kalef, Director of Programs at SPCA International. “We’re honored to shine a spotlight on these important efforts and proud to bolster the amazing organizations supporting animals and those who care for them through this work.”
SPCA International’s partner organizations are advocates for spaying and neutering in rural villages and urban cities across the globe, and many partners’ work includes a spay/neuter education component. The grants these organizations have received will enable thousands of animals to be spayed or neutered.
According to The Humane Society of the United States, approximately 22 million pets are living in underserved communities. Of those pets, 88% are not spayed or neutered and 69% have never seen a veterinarian.2
- SPCA International gives over $100,000 in grants to US and international organizations to fund spay-and-neuter programs. News Release. SPCA International. March 10, 2022.
- Pets by the numbers. The Humane Society of the United States. Accessed March 10, 2022. https://humanepro.org/page/pets-by-the-numbers