Founded in 1998, the Humane Society of Catawba County’s (HSCC) mission is to make the Catawba County (North Carolina) community a better place by serving as an advocate for companion animals. HSCC’s vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and that animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist. HSCC’s facility features the Pat Anderson Center for Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center as well as the Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic. HSCC provides shelter, medical treatment (including spay/neuter surgery) and adoption placement for stray and unwanted animals. HSCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
A grant from Grey Muzzle will provide 50 to 100 percent reduction in pre-surgical bloodwork cost to Humane Society of Catawba County’s (HSCC) patients’ families who wish to have their senior dog spayed/neutered at their low-cost Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic. With this grant, all senior patients’ owners will receive 50% off the cost of bloodwork, and those owners who are seniors themselves or Disabled American Veterans will have no charge for their pet’s bloodwork (normally $100 for dogs 6 and up). Their hope is that by providing reduced or no-charge pre-surgical bloodwork, more senior dogs will receive spay/neuter surgery, enhancing their overall health and reducing pet overpopulation.