PetSmart donates $34,320 to help spay and neuter dogs in La Pine, Oregon
Jul 20, 2011
PetSmart Charities is donating $34,320 to the Bend Spay and Neuter Project to help provide affordable canine procedure services to the area of La Pine, Oregon, according to NBC-affiliate KTVZ news.
The money will go towards the La Pine Doggie Roundup, which will offer surgeries for any dog in La Pine for just $20.
The roundup hopes to address the increasing unwanted pet problem coming out of the La Pine area. The Humane Society of Central Oregon receives four times as many unwanted dogs from La Pine than any other area, the source reports.
“I would love nothing more than to give residents of La Pine low-cost options for altering their animals and ultimately reduce the amount of unwanted animals in our community,” Karen Burns, shelter manager for the Humane Society of Central Oregon, told the source.
According to SPAY/USA, spaying and neutering helps to reduce America’s surplus and overpopulation of companion animals.
With a lower amount of unwanted pets entering rescue shelters, facilities will be able to sustain all the animals in their care and will be able to euthanize fewer animals, the organization reports.