'Tis the Season
Aren't these fur-babies cute? The truth is, puppy and kitten season is just now starting to hit most shelters in Southern Indiana. While they're cute now, it means that there are still mama dogs and cats out there having accidental litters. The most important part of this picture actually happens in the background. The owner of the mama dog brought in the babies and took home a MCHA voucher to pay 100% of the costs to have mom spayed so there won't be another accidental litter! The owner took advantage of the "Litter Relinquishment Program." When owners surrender the puppies or kittens of accidental litters, MCHA covers the cost at 100% to have them fixed at the Pets Alive Spay/Neuter Clinic!
Why is this so important? It means that there will be no more accidental litters, mamma (and daddy) dog or cat get to stay in their home and the accidental babies will be vaccinated, fixed and adopted out through our friends at Bloomington Animal Care and Control! This program is so effective because of the unique partnership between all three local animal welfare organizations. MCHA works to keep the adult pets in the home and without the risk of another accidental litter, BACC connects the babies (already fixed!) with families who are ready for them, and Pets Alive is able to provide the surgeries at a cost that allows MCHA to pay the full cost! However, the demand for this program has increased by more than 50% this year, providing services to several dogs and cats already this year. And the season is just beginning, unfortunately. We never want to have to be in a place to say no, or that we can't fund this opportunity for a pet owner. You can help by donating $60 (the price of a dog surgery) or $30 (the price of a cat surgery) to MCHA today! Your donation is tax deductible and insures that this program will last this cycle of babies, and the fall cycle of babies that's sure to happen later this year! Help us keep more pets in their homes, and without the risk of an accidental litter by donating towards this program today.