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Shelby Humane Society to Lower Spay Neuter Pricing for First Time in Two Years

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April 12, 2018
COLUMBIANA, AL -  Shelby Spay Neuter, a program established by Shelby Humane in 2008, is excited to announce a significant price reduction for spay and neuter surgeries in Central Alabama.
 
The decision to reduce pricing comes after success with a $60,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, plus significant contributions from VP Funds, the Remy Fund, and many individual and corporate donors.  Shelby Spay Neuter was responsible for greater than 2,600 surgeries last year, made possible by working with area veterinarians and Alabama Spay Neuter (www.alspay.org).
 
“We saw a nearly 50% increase in the number of surgeries performed through the program in 2017 versus 2016,” says Amy Savage, Spay Neuter Coordinator for Shelby Humane. “All of our data and research told us that price is an important consideration for pet owners when deciding to spay or neuter their pets.  Pet overpopulation has a financial impact on our communities.  We also see many sick and injured pets that people have abandoned – sometimes because they couldn’t afford to feed them or provide veterinary care.   In order solve this problem, we reduced prices to make this important service affordable to more families in our community.”
 
Shelby Humane started the Spay Neuter program in 2008.  They have performed over 20,000 surgeries since that time.  As a result, the number of stray and abandoned animals received by Shelby Humane has dropped from 7,200 to less than 5,000 over the last nine years.
 
The new pricing structure drops the fee by as much as $25.  For families receiving public assistance, the fee drops to just $35.  Details are included on the Shelby Humane website:
https://shelbyhumane.org/spay-neuter/
 
Shelby Spay Neuter recently received a $100,000 matching gift from VP Funds – our biggest supporter since the program began.  This generous gift requires Shelby Humane to raise $100,000 from our community.  Donations can be made through the Shelby Humane website.
 
The price decrease will take effect on May 1st.
 
Shelby Humane Society promotes responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals by offering pet adoptions, public education, community clinics, and spay/neuter surgeries.  Beginning in 2018, we will support rural communities through Shelby Outreach, and provide free veterinary care and boarding of pets for victims of domestic violence through Shelby SafePet.
 
For more information about Shelby Spay Neuter, please visit www.shelbyhumane.org.

 
Contact:
Cassidy Sklar, Transport & Grants Coordinator
CSklar@shelbyhumane.org, (205) 669-3916 ext. 2005