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ASPCA Grant Recipient Humane Alliance Helps End Pet Overpopulation Nationwide

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 1:15pm
ASPCA Grant Recipient Humane Alliance Helps End Pet Overpopulation Nationwide

We love to hear success stories from ASPCA grant recipients who are able to make a great impact on the lives of animals. A recent and inspiring update comes from Humane Alliance, an organization that focuses on remedying pet overpopulation through high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services. The ASPCA pledged more than $2.5 million, along with support from PetSmart Charities, to Humane Alliance over a five-year period to help expand the organization’s services.

Founded a decade ago as a small clinic in Asheville, North Carolina, Humane Alliance performs spay/neuter operations on an average of 120 pets  day. Humane Alliance’s transport program works with shelters and animal control organizations across 20 counties to arrange pickups for both shelter animals and owned pets. The organization performs spay/neuter surgeries and returns the pets to the same location the next day.

Looking to expand beyond Asheville, Humane Alliance developed a mentorship program to replicate their success and open new clinics across the country. With help from the ASPCA, Humane Alliance has opened 127 clinics across 40 states, providing spay/neuter services to 3.8 million animals. Communities such as Springfield, Illinois have already seen decreased intake at local shelters, due in part to Humane Alliance’s spay/neuter efforts.  

Humane Alliance also offers continuing education classes for veterinarians to help them improve their surgical techniques and provide better patient care. The organization also operates an externship program to provide veterinary students hands-on instruction and offer them valuable real-world surgical experience.

Want to learn more about spay/neuter? Check out Humane Alliance’s humorous educational site, WhentoSpay.org, or search our database for low cost spay/neuter services near you. Keep up the great work, Humane Alliance! 

ASPCA Grant Recipient Humane Alliance Helps End Pet Overpopulation Nationwide

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