Mountain View Humane (53 B West Main Street) in Christiansburg has received a $6,000 grant from the Petco Foundation.
In its thank you to the Foundation, Mountain View Humane said the grant would reduce the cost of spay/neuter fees and enable the clinic to provide additional free transports.
Spaying a female dog without the subsidy costs $85 and neutering a male costs $80. Spaying a cat costs less: usually $70 and neutering a male cat costs $65. Dogs heavier than 60 pounds can cost more.
“This generous grant will enable us to better serve the community by making affordable spay and neuter surgeries available to all regardless of a person’s ability to pay,” Executive Director Sylvie H Peterson said.
The grant supports a subsidy that will bring the price of dog spay/neuter surgeries down to $45 and cat spay/neuter surgeries down to $35.
Those interested in taking advantage of this grant should complete a financial aid application on the Mountain View Humane website (www.mvhclinic.org) and provide proof of income.
Mountain View Humane provides high-quality, affordable spay/neuter services in southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia at the Waldron-Ricci Spay Neuter Clinic on Main Street.
“We have performed over 68,000 surgeries on public, shelter, and rescue animals,” Peterson said. “Our mission is to create a community where there are no homeless cats or dogs,” the announcement said.
For more information, contact Mountain View Humane at (540) 382-0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.