Foothills Humane Society receives PetSmart Charities Grant

Published 10:06 pm Thursday, August 15, 2013

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) recently received notification of an awarded two-year grant from PetSmart Charities.

This grant focuses on dog and cat sterilizations. The grant offers the opportunity for very low cost spay-neuter animal surgeries for pet owners residing within particular local zip codes. The grant also offers free spay-neuter animal surgeries to free-roaming cats. The latter free sterilizations fall under “Po-Kitties,” a well-known program offered at FHS for feral and stray cats.

Beginning in August, FHS is offering $10 spay-neuter surgeries for dogs and cats living in the 28782, 28722, 28756, 28773, 29356, 29322 zip code areas, through this grant from PetSmart Charities®. Residents living in these areas can call FHS at 828-863-4444 for more information. For free-roaming cat sterilization at no cost or for more information on “Po-Kitties” program, call Dana Mayer at 828-894-2088.

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“This is a really great opportunity and one that will end when the grant monies run out,” says Selena Coffey, executive director. “We really want to see pet owners in the impacted zip codes take advantage of these low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to help reduce the pet population in our service area.”

Foothills Humane Society, located at 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus is a 501(c)3 organization that relies heavily on grant funding and donations to offer low-cost sterilization services for pet owners in the community. For more information, visit or call 828-863-4444.

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by Joyce Cox