Shelter seeks funding for spay/neuter program

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

Andalusia Animal Shelter officials say they need the public’s help in subsidizing spay and neuter for animals that need to be adopted.

“We need help with covering spay and neuters from the public and local vets,” said Coordinator Christin Ball. “We need fees kept low here in order to be able to keep adoption rates high.”

About a month ago, Ball said that the Andalusia Area Humane Society stopped subsidizing the spay and neuter program.

“Since no longer working with the Humane Society, the rates for spay and neuter at some places are over $200 and that does not include the adoption fee of $30 to cover the shots and worming given to them by us,” she said.

Previously under the agreement, Ball said the Humane Society was playing $30 to the veterinarian and the person adopting the pet was paying $62.

“It’s not a lot,” she said. “But it definitely helps when adopting pets.”

Ball said they currently have 20 dogs and five cats needing forever homes.

Anyone interested in making a donation or partnering with the shelter may the shelter at 222-8705.