To the editor:
I am writing to tell your readers about a wonderful monetary grant the Humane Society of Harrison County has received from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Because of this new funding we have been able to increase the number of free cat and dog spay/neuters we do monthly from 24 to 30 in our spay/neuter drawing program. All quality veterinary care is provided by Brooks Animal Clinic and Harrison Vet Clinic.
The Humane Society of Harrison County also offers vouchers which give the bearer $20 off the cost of a spay surgery and $10 off a neuter surgery. Vouchers are honored by all three vets in the county.
The Humane Society of Harrison County sponsors Prevent-A-Litter Month each year in January and August, yes, that is right now. Brooks Animal Clinic and Harrison Vet Clinic discount their spay/neuter fees by 10 percent during these two months. Participants of Humane Society of Harrison County programs must be Harrison County residents.
The only cure for the pet overpopulation crisis that necessitated the euthanasia of over 800 mostly healthy but homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in our county in 2011 is spaying and neutering. To obtain vouchers or coupons or to enter the spay/neuter drawing call 859-312-1267.
We thank the ASPCA for its generosity and are grateful to it for allowing us to sponsor 400 spays and neuters in Harrison County each year. Our goal is to increase that number annually and with continued help from the ASPCA we will be able to do just that.
All money raised by the Humane Society of Harrison County stays in Harrison County. None of our funding is paid as dues or donations to any national animal welfare organizations.
Past President Humane
Society of Harrison County