LONG BEACH — South Pacific County Humane Society [SPCHS] has received a grant award from The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies (“The Federation”), which will enable the completion of approximately 100 spay/neuter surgeries for the pets of low-income residents with a co-pay of only $10 per pet.

SPCHS is pleased to be able to partner with The Federation to provide these vital spay/neuter surgeries and improve the quality of life for animals and their guardians in South Pacific County.

The funds for this grant award are made possible by the sale of Washington State “We Love Our Pets” license plates. In an effort to be proactive regarding the pet overpopulation problem, revenue from the sale of these license plates has been earmarked through an agreement with the State of Washington for spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Washington State.

Since 2007, The Federation has awarded over $375,000 in license plate grant funds to qualifying animal welfare organizations throughout Washington State. These funds have enabled the completion of nearly 15,000 spay/neuter surgeries for pets of low-income households and feral or free-roaming cats.

SPCHS Mission is to protect animals that are unable to speak for themselves, by providing compassionate care and placement for homeless pets without the need for euthanasia. The organization’s Vision is to foster positive relationships between animals and people, and to help end pet overpopulation through community outreach, involving the promotion of effective spay/neuter programs, and humane education. This community-funded and -supported non-profit organization serves homeless pets throughout South Pacific County.

Low-Income residents who live in Pacific County can apply for vouchers by returning the voucher application [available on beachpets.com and at the Shelter] to the Shelter facility at 330 Second St NE in Long Beach, during the agency’s winter business hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 642-1180 for more information.

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