Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia
Free Spay & Neuter Assistance Program.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Special thanks to the Peterman Foundation for the Spay/Neuter Grant!
Animal Friends of North-
“Helping to reduce pet overpopulation in our area through spaying and neutering is a major step in reducing the number of animals who are abandoned or mistreated,” said Cynthis Lucas, Animal Friends Founder and Executive Director. “The grant from the Peterman Foundation will help tremendously in reducing the number of animals that are struggling for survival, suffering, or being euthanized.
“Our community has a problem with pet overpopulation,” Lucas continued. “Residents
and businesses report packs of stray dogs and colonies of feral cats, which can lead
to public health and safety issues, in addition to the animals’ suffering. The Canine
Adoption Center, which is the county-
A cat can give birth to her first litter by six months of age and can produce two to three litters a year.
According to Spay USA, a program of Pet Savers, Inc., a nationwide pet welfare organization, a single unspayed female and her mate(s), producing two litters a year with a survival rate of 2.8 kittens per litter, have the potential to produce the following number of offspring:
1 year 12 kittens
2 years 67
3 years 376
4 years 2,107
5 years 11,801
6 years 66,088
7 years 370,092
8 years 2,072,514
9 years 11,606,077
“Even with the dedicated work of several animal protection groups in our region, there are far too many animals suffering or being euthanized. Spaying and neutering are the answer to reducing those sad statistics. We sincerely thank the Peterman Foundation for its support of our efforts,” Lucas said.
In order to qualify for spay/neuter cost assistance from Animal Friends, an applicant must show proof of financial need prior to being accepted into the program. Proof of need MUST include:
1. Some form of PHOTO I.D.
2. An active West Virginia Food Stamp Card, or an active West Virginia Medicaid Card. If neither of these applies, proof of household income is required.
Please note that no more than two animals will be altered in any one household under this program.
For more information, call Animal Friends at 304-