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Grant will provide spay/neuter services

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By Beth Braden

The Friends of Campbell County Animals group have received a $5,000 grant to help fund its spay and neuter program.

The grant comes from the Petco Foundation.

“One hundred percent of it is going to spay and neuter,” said Deborah Pemberton, the group’s grant writer.  

Pemberton estimates that anywhere between 100 and 150 animals can be spayed or neutered.

“We’ve got several low-cost options that we have found, of course we have to transport them, but we have several low-cost options and they’re all within 30 minutes to an hour’s drive from here,” Pemberton said.

She has also applied for other grants to help with transporting animals and other operating costs the non-profit group incurs through its work.

Pemberton said she was surprised at the quick turn around on the grant money. It was the first grant she had written and the group only applied for it in February.

They already have the funds.

“We’re gonna make a difference on way or the other.”