Thursday, March 15, 2012
Smith County animal welfare group awarded foundation grant
Spay. Neuter. NOW was formed in July 2010 by grass-roots volunteers.
TYLER A Smith County animal welfare group, Spay. Neuter. Now, has been singled out by the Helen S. Boylan Foundation to receive a $1,000 grant. Spay. Neuter. NOW offers spay/neuter services to low-income citizens of Smith County who care for companion dogs and cats.
According to Jennifer Hering of Lindale, vice president of the Foundation, the Foundation is interested in new initiatives by grass-roots volunteers. “We were impressed that a small number of concerned citizens chose to address the problem of animal neglect by going to its cause: unwanted litters born through a lack of affordable spay/neuter services. This group did its homework by visiting successful clinics in counties surrounding Smith and designing a comprehensive, realistic plan for services.”
Suzanne Alford, president of Spay. Neuter. NOW, noted that this vote of confidence came as the corporation celebrated World Spay Day 2012 on February 28 by holding its first clinic. “Our next clinic will be on March 30, and we will continue on the last Fridays of each month, thanks to the generosity of Al Horaney, who has opened his business premises on Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler to us,” said Ms. Alford.
For more information, visit www.spayneuter-now.org. To book an appointment for an animal, phone Spay. Neuter. NOW at 903-590-0435.