Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose Animal Shelter recently received a $15,000 grant from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund to help offset the cost of spay and neuter surgery for pets as well as micro-chipping of animals.
The License Plate grant program through the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF) uses the revenue generated from the Adopt-A-Shelter Pet license plate to provide funding for the spay, neuter, veterinary care, and micro-chipping of animals that do not yet have a home and are in the care of shelters and rescues throughout Colorado.
This grant benefits members of the public who adopt their pets from shelters or rescues, ensuring their new companions were able to receive the care they needed before going to their adoptive homes.
"We have been very fortunate to receive a $15,000 grant from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund," said Animal Shelter Manager Kari Kishiyama. "This grant will be used to offset the city’s cost of spay/neuter surgery for pets adopted from the Animal Shelter."
In 2018, the city's Animal Shelter spayed/neutered approximately 365 animals. During this same period, the shelter had a 92 percent live release rate.
"The Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund is proud to partner with the Montrose Animal Shelter and supports their good work by providing funding for spay and neuter services for animals in their care," said CPOF board member, Jayme Nielson. "The Montrose Animal Shelter has demonstrated strong working relationships with local veterinarians; collaboration among local, regional and statewide animal welfare agencies; and is a strong community resource. We are confident that these funds will have a positive impact in the region."
For more information about the city's animal services visit: www.cityofmontrose.org/250/Animal-Services
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