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The Arizona Humane Society Receives a $10,000 Spay & Neuter Grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation

Written by: Arizona Humane Society
These funds will help reduce the homeless pet population throughout the Valley of the Sun.

Bissell Pet Foundation Spay/Neuter GrantRecently, the Arizona Humane Society was awarded a $10,000 grant from the BISSELL Pet Foundation for spay and neuter procedures. This dedicated grant will help reduce the homeless pet population by preventing unwanted litters of strays throughout our community. In addition to preventing unwanted litters, altering your pet also helps protect them against serious health issues and the development of negative behaviors.

Each year, our skilled veterinarians perform more than 11,000 spay and neuter surgeries for both shelter pets and owned pets at our Veterinary Clinics. With thousands of pets abandoned each year, proactive spay and neuter procedures address the root cause of animal overpopulation by preventing unwanted births, freeing up shelter space for pets in need, and saving pets from potential abandonment or euthanasia. BISSELL Pet Foundation awards numerous grants every year to shelters across the country, including the Arizona Humane Society, to help protect and save animal lives. In 2021, more than $1.3 million was provided through grants to shelters for spay/neuter procedures.

“With the recent overcrowding crisis shelters are facing throughout the country, supporting our partner’s preventative spay and neuter efforts has become even more critical to impacting the lives of both homeless and owned pets,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “We also strongly encourage all pet owners to be responsible and have their pets sterilized to do their part to end pet homelessness.”

Now, thanks to the BISSELL Pet Foundation, we’ll be able to spay and neuter hundreds more pets who are brought to AHS through our Project Reachout program, which welcomes in pets from other animal welfare organizations when space on our adoption floors allows. BISSELL Pet Foundation has generously awarded AHS with a grant that will cover the surgery costs for 286 dogs!

Thank you, BISSELL, for your ongoing support in our mission to save the lives of pets.