$20,000 awarded to Missouri spay and neuter services
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KTVI) – The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced a $20,000 grant Monday that will help organizations statewide to provide low-cost spay and neuter services.
Funding comes from the Missouri Spay & Neuter Grant Program, which supports humane societies, animal shelters, and non-profit rescue groups working to address pet overpopulation. Ten groups within the state have been awarded $2,000 each:
- Ava Area Animal Welfare League, Ava
- BARC, Fenton
- Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education (C.A.R.E.), Cadet
- Foundation for Animals in Risk (FAIR), Sedalia
- Humane Society of Ray County, Richmond
- Karma’s Black Dog Rescue, Richmond
- Northland Animal Welfare Society, Kansas City
- Perry Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Perryville
- Phelps County Animal Welfare League, Rolla
- Spay & Neuter Kansas City
The Missouri Spay & Neuter Grant Program is funded by sales of “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates through the Missouri Department of Revenue. Each plate sale donates $20 to the Missouri Pet Spay & Neuter Fund, which is administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Missourians do not have to wait for their current plates expire, but can obtain “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates at any time by visiting their nearest license office or the Department of Revenue online: dor.mo.gov.
For more information on “I’m Pet Friendly” license plates and the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s animal care programs: mda.mo.gov.
By: Christina Santiago Turner