WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, June 16, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that Spay Anyway received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Spay Anyway is a non-profit spay and neuter assistance program for cats.
“COVID-19 has tremendously impacted our organization,” said Rebecca Eakins, Executive Director of Spay Anyway. “Our low-cost vets closed down. We have no access to low-cost spay and neuter at this time, but that didn’t change the fact that people asked us for help and there were urgent situations. Cats still needed our help. We started making tons of phone calls to find places that were still doing spay and neuter and working out the best deal we could with the remaining vets that were still doing surgeries. We continue to get cats fixed, but at slightly lower numbers and much greater costs. Our budget has been completely busted thanks to COVID-19. We still, three months later, do not have access to low-cost spay and neuter, so we are still paying the full vet service price for most of our cats. This grant money is going to help us say yes to more cats and get them done quicker, so they don’t multiply. Thank you American Humane, we really appreciate your assistance.”
Spay Anyway aims to control cat populations in the community through spay and neuter services. Spay Anyway supports both stray cats and pet cats. The team traps and releases outdoor cats and provides a more affordable spay and neuter option for low income households. Spay Anyway also offers cat food to families in need. The organization intends to be supplemental to the other great programs of the area, working to deliver assistance when hurdles appear that may get in the way of getting cats altered, or impact their general health and livelihood.
To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit www.americanhumane.org