While a majority of our work involves finding homes for dogs, another area of focus is to be a community resource. It's estimated that 6-8 million dogs and cats end up in shelters every year, with about half being euthanized. This is a staggering statistic and one that we would like to help reduce.
Our community spay/neuter program, SPAN (Spay, Prevent, and Neuter) is designed to assist those with financial hardships (who do not qualify for the CT Low Income Sterilization Program) to spay/neuter their dogs. Through a grant application (see below), those in need will be able to get their dogs altered at little to no cost at various area clinics. We expect a high demand, so we will have a lottery drawing and wait list others until such time when funds are available, unless a medical emergency trumps other cases.
If you do receive state assistance, we encourage you to apply for the state vouchers available through the CT Low Income Sterilization Program and reserve our program for those who fail to qualify for the state program.
Please help us spread the word and get those who would benefit to take advantage of this program! Click on the link to the right to donate specifically towards this program.