COLUMBIA, SC – September 17, 2012 – The Humane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which strives to end overpopulation by offering low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, will offer more free spay and neuter surgeries to residents in the following Lexington County ZIP codes: 29006, 29033, 29053, 29070, 29123, 29160, 29169, 29170 and 29172.
The free surgeries, made possible through a $10,000 grant from The Animal Mission and a $10,000 grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), are offered to Lexington County residents until grant funds are used in entirety for cat and dog spay and neuter operations.
This news comes after the Humane Society, through The Animal Mission and ASPCA grants, was able to accept 250 animals for free spay or neuter surgeries earlier this summer.
“We know that the only way to really positively impact pet overpopulation in the Midlands and to decrease intakes at our area animal shelters is to spay or neuter our pets,” said Wayne Brennessel, executive director of The Humane Society. “Though we offer the lowest cost spay and neuter surgeries in our area year round, we’re especially thankful to The Animal Mission and the ASPCA for giving the funds to help us provide the surgeries for free to responsible pet owners whose animals need the surgeries.”
The Humane Society, which has a veterinarian on staff, is pleased to offer the spay and neuter surgeries to residents of select Lexington County ZIP codes. Cats and dogs can have a spay or neuter surgery in one day. The following rules apply:
- Limit two surgeries per household
- Surgeries must be scheduled in advance
- Pet owners must present vaccination records before surgery (if pets aren’t current on vaccinations, the Humane Society can provide necessary vaccinations)
- Pets must be at least three months of age
- Pet owners must show proof of residence in targeted ZIP codes
- Please visit www.humanesc.org to review Humane Society spay/neuter policies and pre-surgical instructions.
About the HUMANE SOCIETY
The Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA) is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1902 to address animal welfare issues in central South Carolina. Since its inception, The Humane Society focused on ending animal cruelty, neglect and abuse. In the early 1980s The Humane Society began to address animal overpopulation by offering low cost spay/neuter surgeries. The Humane Society is located at 121 Humane Lane in Columbia.