Local Humane Society receives grant

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society received a $68,000 dollar grant from the Petco Foundation.

The Humane Society says their mission is to spay and neuter in order to save thousands of lives.

So, when the non-profit applied for the Petco Foundation Grant, they planned to target this specific issue.

"Every penny of this will go back into our community to do $10 spay and neuter for cats and Pit Bulls. I've always said my dream before I die is to offer completely free spay and neuter to everybody," says Lorrie Hare, Director of the Humane Society. "I'm going to keep working every day until we reach that goal."

Cats and Pit Bulls are targeted for a reason. They are the most euthanized animals in the state of Kentucky.

"We love them, but there just aren't enough homes for them," says Kathy Garrett, Grant Writer for the Humane Society.

With cages already full, the Humane Society says they receive anywhere from 30-50 intakes of animals daily - July and August being the busiest months of the year. The grant money will allow for affordable spay/neuter services - ultimately, saving lives and controlling the pet population.

"If there's anybody who sees this who needs help right now, all they have to do is come to the Humane Society, fill out the paperwork ... we're hoping we have hundreds and hundreds of people sign up," says Hare.

With the Petco Foundation grant, saving lives just became even more possible.

Don't forget, if you're interested in getting a new pet, as always, the Humane Society encourages those to pay them a visit.

"We always say adopt one, save two because when you adopt one out of the shelter, another one moves into its spot," says Garrett.



 
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