We are again issuing assistance vouchers for French Town Veterinary Clinic; however, it can take up to 3 to 5 months to get an appointment locally, especially for dogs or female cats. (Here is the Application page.) Help for Animals Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, in Barboursville, WV, remains the best alternative for those who have transportation. Their numbers are 304-736-8555 or 800-953-7297. You can also contact them through their website, helpforanimals.net to view their fees and to schedule an appointment. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this situation is beyond our control. French Town simply cannot keep up with the demand for low-cost spays and neuters, and they are the only veterinarian in Gallia County participating in our program. A SNAP volunteer, on occasion, transports cats to Help for Animals. If you are interested, you can call Chris Cozza at 740-441-1647 for additional information.
Pet overpopulation, high rates of euthanasia, health issues, behavior difficulties - just some of the problems tackled by spaying and neutering. We want to help if we can.
Did you know that kittens in the same litter can have different fathers? It's true. This is because a female cat releases multiple eggs over the course of a few days when she is in heat and can mate with several different toms. So, please, have your male cat neutered as well as your female cat.
Never Give Animals as Gifts
As enticing as it might seem to picture a loved one holding a puppy or kitten on a birthday or holiday, resist the urge. Surprise pets are the worst, but even if the person wants a pet, it's much better to visit a shelter together, and let them pick out the animal.
Winter is Here
Now that winter has arrived colder, wetter weather is upon us. It will only get colder and more harsh for outdoor animals. This is just one reason to keep your pets inside. Indoor pets are safer and healthier, so please keep them near you.
Here are three easy ways to help the animals:
Make a secure donation to SNAP using your PayPal account, or a credit card.
Shop at Amazon using the Smile program, and SNAP receives a percentage of your purchase total.
Help fund spay/neuter programs as you spread the message everywhere you drive! Order the Ohio Pet Friendly license plate.