BC SPCA to offer grants

The BC SPCA announced last week it will offer spay/neuter grants totalling $87,500 in 2014.

The BC SPCA announced last week it will offer spay/neuter grants totalling $87,500 in 2014 to help communities across British Columbia address the tragedy of pet overpopulation.

Through several private donations designated to the BC SPCA for spay/neuter programs, the society is providing $80,000 for cats and $7,500 for dogs and rabbits. Now in its second year, the program allocates funds to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, BC SPCA branches, First Nations governments and First Nations tribal councils. Successful applicants must meet specific criteria and be able to administer the grant.

“Each year thousands of cats and kittens are dropped off at SPCA shelters or simply abandoned by their guardians in public areas,” says Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC SPCA. “By providing communities with spay/neuter support we believe we can reduce the number of unwanted litters and help end the suffering of homeless cats.”

The BC SPCA spends nearly $2 million a year on spay/neuter initiatives across the province.

Deadline to apply for a BC SPCA grant is Feb. 1, 2014. For more information, please visit spca.bc.ca/spayneutergrant to download the application guide.

 

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