Please note: This program concluded March 31, 2011
BARC presents $30 vouchers to spay or neuter your cat: fox10tv.com
Click here for list of 24 participating vets in 2011 SKP
5th ANNUAL SPRING KITTEN PREVENTION (SKP) PROMOTION
In an effort to reduce the spring kitten explosion, the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is offering $30 vouchers for spaying and neutering of cats through the Spring Kitten Prevention (SKP) Program.
The intention of this program is to assist individuals who have adopted or rescued a homeless animal.
Starting February 1, 2011, BARC! will sell $30 vouchers to Baldwin County residents (regardless of their income.) There’s no limit on how many vouchers individuals can buy.
SKP voucher sales continue thru March 31, 2011, or whenever 500 have been sold.
“This is BARC’s fifth year to do this promotion in conjunction with two dozen vets in Baldwin County” commented Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director. “Cats average three litters a year and we’re all trying to prevent a bumper crop of kittens.”
Each spring the kitten explosion overloads local shelters resulting in euthanasias. Animal Control Statistics for the US in 2009 showed that it costs an average of over $270 to house, kill and dispose of an animal. The SKP saves the taxpayers money by decreasing euthanasias at local shelters.
SKP vouchers must be redeemed at any of the 24 participating veterinary clinics by April 30, 2011: Bay Minette Animal Clinic and Biles Animal Hospital in Bay Minette; Lillian Veterinary Hospital; Daphne Animal Hospital, Jubilee Pet Hospital, Lake Forest Animal Clinic and Veterinary Medical Center in Daphne; Loxley Animal Clinic and Rehm Animal Clinic at Timber Run in Loxley; Elberta Animal Hospital; Bay Animal Clinic North in Montrose; All Health Pet Care, Animal Wellness Center, Bay Animal Clinic Downtown, Eastern Shore Pet Hospital and Rankin Veterinary Clinic in Fairhope; Central Baldwin Vet Clinic in Robertsdale; Advanced Animal Care, Dykes Veterinary Clinic and Happy Acres Veterinary in Foley; Bay Animal Clinic North and Spanish Fort Animal Clinic in Spanish Fort; Canal Road Animal Hospital in Orange Beach and Baldwin Animal Clinic in Summerdale.
The SKP program is funded by the generosity of donors and through foundations and other grantors who share our goal of bringing an end to pet overpopulation.
To purchase SKP vouchers, you can visit the BARC! office at 306 Magnolia Ave in Fairhope Monday thru Thursday 9am to 4pm or download the application at www.BaldwinHumane.org then mail a $30 money order. Additionally, SKP vouchers can be purchased at the Lillian Veterinary Clinic for use there.
BARC! incorporated in 1979 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and was the county’s first animal advocacy group. For more information, call the office at 251-928-4585.