Sumter Humane Society receives state grant
Published 4:46 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2017
AMERICUS — The Sumter Humane Society is the recipient of a $3,000 grant award from the Georgia Department of Agriculture Dog and Cat Sterilization Grant Program. A total of $600,000 in grants was awarded to assist with spaying and neutering Georgia’s companion animals. Out of 101 applicants, 66 state licensed animal shelters and animal rescue organizations were awarded the grants.
The funds received by the SHS will be used to alter the surrendered and abandoned cats and dogs residing at the shelter for adoption and rescue.
This is the third set of grants to be issued through the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program which is funded by the purchase of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Auto Tag, income tax check-off and from direct contributions to the program. Since the inception of the program, the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program has been utilized to sexually alter over 100,000 companion animals.
Grants range from $1,000 to $200,000 each and were awarded based on the highest priority after considering factors such as targeting of important animal populations, ability to increase surgery numbers, cost-benefit ratio, record of grant applicant, sustainability.
For a complete list of the grant recipients or to make a tax exempt donation, visit http://agr.georgia.gov/dog-cat-sterilization-program.aspx.