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Spay-Neuter Services Of Indiana Awards Grant To Springs Valley Pet Services
Updated March 21, 2017 6:32 AM
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(FRENCH LICK) - Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) announced it has received funding from the ASPCA to cover the cost of 80 spay/neuter surgeries in eight communities across the state including Springs Valley Pet Services in French Lick.

This funding will save these organizations hundreds of dollars, allowing them to care for more animals than they could otherwise afford.

"Many animal shelters and rescue groups are spread thin and struggle to find the funding they need to operate their animal shelters, let alone paying for spay/neuter surgeries," said Cheri Storms, Executive Director of SNSI. "We are always looking for ways to assist more groups and are thankful to the ASPCA for providing this important grant."

Eight Indiana animal welfare organizations will benefit from these life-saving certificates that will ensure cats and dogs are fixed prior to adoption. Spaying/neutering before adoption ensures no unwanted litters and reduces shelter overpopulation.

The following organizations will receive 10 free surgery certificates each, in addition to the certificates they routinely receive from SNSI:

  • Natalie's Second Chance in Lafayette
  • Spencer County Animal Shelter
  • Kokomo Humane Society
  • Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster
  • Jay County Animal Control in Portland
  • Springs Valley Pet Services in French Lick
  • Terre Haute Humane Society
  • Knox County Humane Society in Vincennes

"In 2016, the Indiana Legislature unanimously passed a new law to require shelters and rescues to spay/neuter animals prior to adoption, but many of Indiana's municipal shelters and non-profit rescue groups simply cannot pay for all of these surgeries, so additional funding is needed before the law takes effect in 2021," said Vicki Deisner, Midwest legislative director for the ASPCA. "SNSI provides an invaluable resource to Indiana shelters in their efforts to help reduce pet overpopulation, and the ASPCA is thrilled to be able to provide them with this grant to assist them in this worthy endeavor."

About Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana

SNSI is a statewide financial assistance organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs. Visit www.GetThemFixed.org or e-mail info@GetThenFixed.org to learn more. SNSI funds life-saving programs through the proceeds of the Pet Friendly license plate, grants, and community support.

About ASPCA

Founded in 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 services. www.ASPCA.org.



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