February 12, 2014 ~ Lucas County Canine Care & Control has been awarded a grant from PetSmart Charities® and will partner with Humane Ohio to spay or neuter 400 dogs (of any breed) that reside in the 43608 area for only $15 each. This program also includes a microchip to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. Dogs must live in the 43608 area and have a current 2014 dog license to qualify for the program.
To take advantage of this program, dog owners can call Humane Ohio’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic at (419) 266-5607 to schedule an appointment, and must mention the 43608 grant. Owners must provide both proof of residency and dog license at time of the spay/neuter surgery. Dog licenses are not available for purchase at Humane Ohio; they can be purchased in advance at the Lucas County Canine Care Center, as well as many locations throughout the county. A list of license vendors can be found on the Canine Care & Control website at lucascountydogs.com.
“We are excited to continue addressing the local dog overpopulation issue at the base – with the breeding dogs. We receive a large number of stray dogs from this area each year,” said Julie Lyle, Director of Lucas County Canine Care & Control. “Rather than just continuing to bring in the stray dogs and try to rehome them, we need to reduce the amount of dogs breeding in our area, as well as provide the tools – through the license and microchip – to reunite these dogs with their owners.”
About Lucas County Canine Care & Control:Lucas County Canine Care & Control handles stray and homeless dogs and enforces dog laws in Lucas County. They handle about 300 dogs monthly, typically having over 150 dogs in their care at any time. The Canine Care Center offers a great variety of dogs for adoption, a volunteer program to enhance the care the dogs receive, and works with many area adoption groups to transfer some homeless dogs to other groups that can assist them.
About Humane Ohio:Humane Ohio operates a nonprofit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic and pet food bank. The nonprofit organization can offer low-cost spay/neuter prices because donations and grants help cover the cost. Humane Ohio believes that all animals should receive the highest quality veterinary care possible even if the services are provided at a reduced cost. All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians (DVMs) and every patient receives quality pain medication.
About PetSmart Charities®:PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.