June 24, 2020

Woods Humane Society Receives $5,000 Grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation to Reduce Homeless Pet Population in San Luis Obispo County

Woods Humane Society (WHS) is proud to announce it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) for spay and neuter procedures. Woods Humane Society hopes to address overcrowding in local shelters and rescues by preventing unwanted litters of cats and dogs in San Luis Obispo County.

“Due to COVID-19, veterinary clinics across the country have put critical spay/neuter surgeries on hold for months, leaving thousands of shelter pets unaltered,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Knowing this, BISSELL Pet Foundation is awarding more spay/neuter grant funding than ever to support shelters’ needs and ensure the health and safety of pets.”

BPF’s spring grant cycle will award funding to 86 organizations in 28 states totaling $487,418 for spay/neuter. Grant funding will be split between Woods Humane Society’s PROJECT M.E.O.W (Trap, Neuter, Return) and the Daphne Fahsing Memorial Fund to subsidize 200 feline spay/neuter surgeries.

Community members interested in more information should visit www.spayslocounty.org for information on Woods Humane Society’s spay/neuter clinics for details on our reopening schedule and to make an appointment.

“Woods Humane Society is committed to offering accessible and affordable spay/neuter services for our community. Kitten season is upon us and with the generous donation from the BISSELL Pet Foundation we are closer to reopening our clinics to the public for this vital service. Together, we can make a significant positive impact in the health of our community’s felines!” said Leslie Sklena, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services.

With a mission to find every pet a home, BPF focuses their efforts on adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and emergency support.

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