As part of its celebration of February as National Spay/Neuter Month, HART for Animals is announcing that it is scheduling appointments for their “Lifesaver” no-cost spay/neuter program. “Lifesaver” is funded through the MDA’s (Maryland Department of Agriculture) Spay and Neuter Grants Program. The program funded 764 no-cost spay/neuters in 2015.
The “Lifesaver” program entitles low-income pet owners who are Maryland residents to spay or neuter up to six pets (under 7 years of age) per household and vaccinate them against rabies at no cost to the owner. Eligibility is determined in accordance with Maryland WIC guidelines. Pet owners must show proof of income that is 10% below WIC guidelines.
“It’s heartwarming to know that HART was able to help so many people and their pets in our community by offering this program,” says Mercedes Pellet, Development Director at HART. “We are very happy to know that we will be helping many more responsible pet owners once again. We are very grateful to the MDA for having selected us once again in 2016.”
Applications and information are available on the HART website at www.hartforanimals.org, or by calling HART at 301.387.7729.
HART for Animals, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization founded in 2003 to improve the condition of homeless animals in the Western Maryland region. HART is a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. For additional information on HART or to donate to any of its programs, visit the HART web site at www.hartforanimals.org.