New grant offers spay and neuter services to low-income pet owners

BERLIN, Md. – Attention pet owners! Spaying or neutering your pet can be costly, which is why many choose not to do it.

The Dept. of Agriculture is offering a helping hand, awarding almost $900,000 across the state to help organizations shoulder the burden. One of those places is the Worcester County Humane Society.

Thanks to this grant  services there could be free based on your income level. It’s all part of an ongoing effort to reduce euthanasia rates of animals due to overpopulation in shelters.

Officials tells us taking preventive measures is vital to controlling the animal population.

Jessica Summers, the manager at the Worcester County Humane Society said, “It’s definitely something that all pet owners or anybody caring for an outdoor colony of cats should have as a priority.”

Summers also said, “We are happy to support anything that will decrease the euthanasia rate in the state or Maryland.”

The Worcester county humane society plans to use the money for an upcoming spay and neuter clinic.

Be sure to check their website at worcestercountyhumanesociety.org to find a date once they set it.

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