Target: Pay It Forward President, Robin Dance
Goal: Thank the Pay It Forward Animal Welfare Network for providing low-cost spay and neuter services
The Pay It Forward Animal Welfare Network (PIF) in Henderson, Kentucky recently reached its goal of surpassing the 1,000 animal mark at its spay and neuter clinic. For the last three years PIF has been providing low-cost spay and neuter services in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation and decrease numbers in animal shelters. Their hard work has had an enormous impact on the local community and deserves our thanks.
Because of PIF a total of 1,017 cats and dogs will no longer contribute to pet overpopulation. The number might not seem significant at first, but could potentially prevent the births of more than 150,000 dogs and cats over the next seven years. The effect their effort will have on crowding in animal shelters throughout Kentucky is remarkable. “Go to the shelter and see how many cats and dogs are sitting there and are going to die there,” says PIF President Robin Dance. “If people would just take responsibility for that one cat they see in their neighborhood, trap it and pay 30 bucks to have it fixed, it would be worth it not to have 50 cats a few years down the road.” Dance understands, however, that eliminating their community’s homeless pets won’t solve everything, but hopes that government entities take notice and begin to work toward enforceable spay-neuter laws.
Costs for the clinic run $55 for a female dog, $50 for a male dog, and $75 for dogs over 100 pounds. Cats are $40 for females and $30 males. Vaccines are also available for $11. When you drop off your pet it will be ready to pick up the next day. What keeps costs so low and the turnaround so high is the organization’s incredible volunteer staff.
Please take a moment to sign the petition below and thank Pay It Forward for their incredible work toward ending pet homelessness and overpopulation.
Dear Robin Dance,
Pay It Forward recently announced that it surpassed its goal of providing spay and neuter procedures for 1,000 dogs and cats in an attempt to help eliminate pet overpopulation and homelessness. This is an incredible achievement that will ultimately prevent the births of thousands of animals over the coming years, dramatically reducing the number of animals in shelters in the community.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I hope other communities and governments take notice so that more animals will be saved life in a shelter and euthanization.
[Your Name Here]
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