Assistance Program (SNAP)
Every year approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized in shelters.
The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs suffering from overpopulation is to spay and neuter them. Spaying and neutering are affordable surgeries that can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and be euthanized in shelters later.
Spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!
In addition, spaying and neuter an animal helps them live longer, happier lives! Spaying eliminates the stress and discomfort that females endure when they are in heat and eliminates the risk of uterine cancer. Neutering reduces the likelihood of males to roam or fight, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
The one-time cost of spaying or neutering is far lower than the expense involved in rescuing an animal, feeding and housing them and trying to find them new homes. It also is far more economical and humane than shelters that euthanize animals due to overpopulation and space constraints.
Fayette County Animal Rescue offers a Community Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.
With an approved application, FCAR will pay for the spay/neuter of cats and dogs for qualified Fayette County, TN residents. Working with local veterinarians and utilizing donations from our supporters, FCARs goal is to reduce the euthanization rate and stray and unwanted population of animals in our county.
For more information about the SNAP program and to apply, please click here.