SPCA International Awards Over $100,000 in Grants in Honor of Sterilization and Sterilization Awareness Month
The money supported local sterilization programs in the United States and abroad.
The SPCA International revealed that it has awarded $105,431 in grants to local organizations that fund sterilization programs in the United States and around the world in recognition of Sterilization and Sterilization Awareness Month. According to a press release from the SPCA, grant recipients are “on the frontlines caring for animals around the world and implementing local neutering and neutering initiatives.”1”
In the United States, grants have been awarded to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (Washington), the Lancaster SPCA (Pennsylvania), the Lawrence County Humane Society (Kentucky), and the Northshore Human Society (Louisiana).
International grants have been awarded to Animal Friends Croatia (Croatia), Associação Amigos dos Animais de São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe), Canadian Animal Assistance Team (Canada), Human Africa Trust (Zimbabwe), I Rangagi Della Ferrovia ( Italy), International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals (UK), RAC Venezuela (Venezuela), Sneha’s Care (Nepal), SteriliseOurStrays (Portugal), Stray Aid Montenegro (Belgium), Tanzania Animal Protection Organization (Tanzania) and TerrAnimal ( Ecuador).
“Spay and sterilization programs and education are crucial, not just during Spay and Spay Awareness Month, but throughout the year,” says Lori Kalef, Director of Programs at the SPCA. International. “We are honored to shine a light on these important efforts and proud to support the incredible organizations that support animals and those who care for them through this work.”
SPCA International’s partner organizations are advocates for sterilization in rural villages and urban cities around the world, and the work of many partners includes a sterilization education component. The grants that these organizations have received will allow thousands of animals to be castrated or sterilized.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, approximately 22 million pets live in underserved communities. Among these pets, 88% are neither neutered nor sterilized and 69% have never seen a veterinarian.2
- SPCA International awards more than $100,000 in grants to U.S. and international organizations to fund spaying and sterilization programs. Press release. SPCA International. March 10, 2022.
- Pets in numbers. The Humane Society of the United States. Accessed March 10, 2022. https://humanepro.org/page/pets-by-the-numbers