BCHS: February is National Spay and Neuter Month, February 23 is World Spay Day

Beaver County Humane Society Logo
Beaver County Humane Society Logo

Beaver County Humane Society is launching a new fundraising initiative and offering educational seminar aimed at improving the welfare of neighborhood cats.

Contact: Susan Salyards
Telephone: 724-775-5801 x 106 (w) or 412-559-6366 (m)
Email: ssalyards@beavercountyhumanesociety.org
Website: Beavercountyhumanesociety.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2016

Center Township, PA, February 13, 2016–Beaver County Humane Society (BCHS) is pleased to offer a free educational seminar to help interested community member save and improve the lives of unowned community cats in their neighborhood.

In 2015, more than 345 cats were spayed/neutered through the BCHS Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, and the BCHS is dedicated to helping even more communities and colony caretakers in 2016. As part of the commitment to decreasing the overpopulation of cats in neighborhoods, a free class will be held in the Education Room at the Beaver County Humane Society. The class will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm. This seminar will discuss how TNR can help members of the community manage the unowned cats in their neighborhood. Spaces are limited, so please confirm your attendance by calling Karen Dioguardi at 724-775-5801 x114 or email kdioguardi@beavercountyhumanesociety.org.

In honor of February’s National Spay and Neuter Month and World Spay Day, an international campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, the BCHS is launching a fundraising initiative so that the agency can raise $15,000 in order to offer 500 FREE low cost TNR spay/neuter packages to members of the community as a humane and effective means of reducing the number of animals who are put down in shelters each year. Donations may be made at https://friendraising2.donorpro.com/campaigns/169/personal/12610 or by mail to 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa PA 15001.

“We are very excited to offer this free educational program and to launch this fundraising initiative focused on feral and community cats,” says BCHS Executive Director Susan Salyards. “One unaltered cat can produce dozens of kittens in a lifetime, and this is the one of many efforts BCHS is embarking on in 2016 to help control the cat overpopulation in Beaver County. To make an appointment for your cat(s) please call 724-775-5801 x 114. Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis.”

Between six to eight million cats and dogs enter our nation’s shelter system each year. Shelters can’t save and support this huge number of accidental litters, strays and offspring of family pets. As a result, nearly three million are euthanized annually. Spaying and neutering is the only 100% proven way to reduce these numbers and save animals’ lives.

Since 1950, the Beaver County Humane Society has been committed to helping animals in the Beaver County area.  Sixty-five years later, more than 4,000 animals receive comfort and care each year. For more information, please visit www.beavercountyhumanesociety.org, and be sure to follow us on Facebook.


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