Grant to pay for spay and neuter surgeries
The animal welfare organization PetSmart Charities has awarded a grant to the Oconee Humane Society to pay for spay/neuter for about 600 cats in a target area of Oconee County over the span of one year. The program, called the $ix Dollar Fix,” will allow residents of a specific area to have their cats spayed or neutered for a co-pay of $6 dollars. Those taking part must live within the boundaries of Wells Highway and 123. According to the Humane Society, that area sees the largest number cat intake by Animal Control, mainly due to higher population density. Starting tomorrow, those cat owners may apply at the Humane Society for a certificate for discounted surgery, which they can then redeem at certain local veterinarian offices.