Kalamazoo Humane Society announced it has recently received a $32,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in southwest Michigan. With the help of this donation, the
organization will offer spay and neuter surgeries to 500 bully breed and large breed dogs for a $20 co-pay.
The Kalamazoo Humane Society has focused its mission on pet population control. By offering discounted and subsidized spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, the number of animals entering area shelters has decreased, as well as the number of
The Kalamazoo Humane Society's dedication to reducing the number of unwanted litters of cats and dogs in southwest Michigan has far-reaching effects, as area shelters are bringing in animals from other states as a result of fewer stray and unwanted animals available in local communities.
Since 2002, when the Kalamazoo Humane Society began the Operation Fix-It spay and neuter program, the organization has altered over 72,000 cats and dogs.
"We've been on the front lines, battling pet overpopulation and making a positive impact on responsible pet ownership, animal health and public safety in our local communities," says Aaron Winters, Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Humane Society. "Grant programs that help us reduce the cost of spay and neuter surgeries help us reach out to pet owners who could otherwise never afford to have these procedures done."
“We are thrilled to support its initiative to make affordable spay and neuter services accessible to a specific population of pets – big dogs – that often strain the resources of shelters,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact the work of this organization will have on the pets throughout southwest Michigan.”
To register your dog for spay or neuter at this discounted pricing event, or to find out more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Humane Society website at
https://www.kazoohumane.org/petsmart or call 269-345-1181.
PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness. Since 1994, the organization has granted more than $100 million to support spay and neuter efforts across the United States.