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Groundbreaking Spay/Neuter Partnership, Free Services For Free Roaming Cats In Berks

Oct 11, 2018 • by Humane Pennsylvania
Working Cat Program

Reading, PA – Humane Pennsylvania, the region’s largest partnership of animal welfare organizations, recently accepted its largest gift to date – a $3.1 million dollar grant from The Giorgi Family Foundation.

The grant’s purpose is to eliminate preventable companion animal suffering by undercutting its root causes.  The grant will provide for the complete reconstruction of Humane Pennsylvania’s animal shelter at Humane Pennsylvania, vastly expand progressive community veterinary services for Reading area families, and bolster Humane Pennsylvania’s ability to prepare for local, regional, and national emergencies and disasters that impact animals.

In alignment with the key objectives of this paramount initiative, Humane Pennsylvania is thrilled to share that they will be expanding their partnership with No Nonsense Neutering, (NNN), a non-profit spay-neuter clinic, to provide sterilizations, rabies vaccinations, and microchip services at their Reading, PA clinic for free roaming cats presented by residents of the City of Reading and adjacent areas, identified as residing within the specified service area. 

Through strategic funding, Humane Pennsylvania will provide payment to NNN for each free roaming cat sterilization through the program. The provided services are only applicable to free roaming cats from the service area and does not apply to companion animals of any type.

NNN will facilitate spay/neuter services, microchipping, rabies vaccinations, parasite and flea treatments, and fluids as well as pain medication to each free roaming cat presented by caretakers residing in the service area, if the animal is deemed eligible for surgery by NNN personnel.  Each free roaming cat will be ear-tipped, microchipped, sterilized and vaccinated.

The specified service area is identified as containing the following zip codes only:

Specified Service Area

19601  

19605

19609

19602

19606

19610

19603

19607

19611

19604

19608

19612

This partnership between Humane Pennsylvania and No Nonsense Neutering is an expansion of the Working Cat Program, a pioneering program developed by Humane Pennsylvania which offers an alternatives to death for free roaming cats. The Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives initiative is focused on fully leveraging the successes of its unique models in order to share the opportunities provided under this grant.

“Humane Pennsylvania will build the best community anywhere to be an animal.  But the problems facing animals span our entire community. The solutions require community wide partnerships.” states, Karel Minor, CEO of Humane Pennsylvania.

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