On average last year in Madison County, more than 2,000 animals were euthanized because of pet overpopulation.
ALHAMBRA — SNIP Alliance was awarded the Madison County Animal Care and Control grant for animal population control, enabling the organization to spay and neuter 688 animals over the next eight months.
Madison County residents receiving food stamps or Social Security disability benefits are eligible for a low-cost spay or neuter for their animal.
Last year, SNIP Alliance used this grant to provide spay-neuter services for more than 600 dogs and cats.
The grant provides funding for programs that target animal population control for those receiving food stamps or Social Security disability benefits. SNIP Alliance has been providing low-cost spay-neuter clinics since 2008, with 2,400 surgeries to date. The pet owner is charged as low as $10 per animal, compared to the actual $70 cost of the procedure.
“This is the only solution in reducing pet overpopulation and the resultant euthanasia of many adoptable pets,” SNIP Alliance President Sandra Eaves said.
The program will continue until May 31, 2015, offering services at a cost of $20 for dogs and $10 for cats. Rabies vaccinations are administered for an additional $10, unless current vaccination documentation is provided.