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Humane Society receives $10,000 grant

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By Melissa Indelicato

Two months ago Darlene Boyd, vice president of the Humane Society, submitted a grant requesting $10,000 to assist with the spaying and neutering of dogs. With this grant now in effect, along with the help Dr. Mark B. Garrett, DVM, getting a dog spayed or neutered will cost a mere $10 at the Animal Hospital of LaFollette.

This is available to any resident of Campbell County, but will not cover dogs from the animal shelter or rescue organizations or cats, Boyd said.

A rabies vaccination is required and will be provided for an additional $10 to dogs that have not received theirs.

“People don’t want to feel guilt for bringing their animals into the shelter, but what they don’t realize is a dog being shot, hit by a car, or even starving is much more inhumane than euthanasia,” said Boyd “Taking steps to prevent any of those from happening is what we’re trying to do here.”