SPRUCE PINE – Mitchell County Animal Rescue announces “The Great Mitchell County Pet Fix,” spay/neuter program. Funding for this program was provided by The Fund for Mitchell County, an affiliate fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
The Fund for Mitchell County is an endowment created to support the charitable needs of our community. This program offers free spay/neuter surgeries for pets owned by Mitchell County citizens who fall under the following categories: low-income households, senior citizens living on fixed incomes, individuals involved with DSS, DHS, HUD or the local housing authority, Medicare or Medicaid recipients, veterans or anyone participating in food assistance programs such as food banks, food stamps or WIC. This offer will also be extended to free-roaming community cats who are “owned” and cared for by a neighborhood or group.
“Spaying or neutering pets is crucial to their health, helps you to be a good neighbor and helps keep down the number of abandoned animals,” said Amber Lowery, Mitchell County Animal Rescue executive director. Each year, MCAR helps hundreds of pets by offering their families low- or no-cost spay/neuter surgeries and lifesaving vaccines.”
People interested in this program should visit www.mitchellcountyanimalrescue.org/services or call 828-765-6952 and speak with a staff member. At this time, our office remains closed to walk-in traffic. MCAR staff will approve applications for the program based on need until the funds are used. There will be a limit of two animals per household per program.