CCAS Awarded #SpayTogether Grant from Humane Society of the United States
The Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Cape Coral, FL, has announced that it is the proud recipient of the national #SpayTogether grant that will greatly impact the animal population of Southwest Florida.
#SpayTogether is a stimulus fund administered by The Humane Society of the United States that provides surgery support grants to animal shelters and veterinary clinics affected by COVID-19. For months, spay and neuter surgeries were considered “non-essential,” resulting in many unwanted births, especially kittens. This funding will allow CCAS to perform 200 additional spay and neuter surgeries, saving thousands of unwanted dogs and cats from being born and overwhelming our already packed shelters.
In our continued effort to partner with local rescue groups, CCAS will work with SNIP Collier, a spay and neuter initiative, and Fortunate Ferals, a group that provides TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) assistance, information, and guidance to responsible caretakers of feral/free roaming cat colonies.
“We are happy to share the benefit of the #SpayTogether grant with our rescue partners at SNIP Collier and Fortunate Ferals. These two organizations were hit especially hard when spay and neuter surgeries were suspended,” said Liz McCauley, Executive Director of CCAS. “Coordinating our efforts with them will have an impact far beyond Cape Coral.”
#SpayTogether is a national initiative and in just two weeks, 7,341 surgeries have been performed, preventing approximately 27,356 unwanted births. Results can be viewed at https://www.animalsheltering.org/spaytogether. CCAS is honored to be participating in this important initiative in animal welfare.