GRATEFUL. THANKFUL. BLESSED.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but way before this festive season, AAWA has so much to be thankful for.
AAWA is proud to announce that a couple of milestones have been reached this past week.
On October 30, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Altus Spay and Neuter Clinic was held at the Altus Animal Shelter compound. This marks the beginning of a massive step towards preventing the overpopulation of cats and dogs in our local community. The project is funded through the generous support of the WaterShed Animal Fund.
On October 29th the target of 600 free spay and neuter services was surpassed, making a total of 656 free spays/neuters for the animals in Jackson County before the end of 2018. This was made possible through the $32,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. But AAWA is not done yet as there are still two more AASNIP runs before the end of the year. There is one scheduled for November 19 and the last one on December 17.
This spay and neuter clinic will be able to cater to the animals at the shelter as well as the feral cats in the community. Eventually, the goal of the project is to have a clinic large enough to be a fully functioning spay and neuter clinic that can service the rest of the pet owners of Jackson County.
And last but not least, AAWA and the Altus Animal Shelter are now in the process of hiring a highly qualified person to be the S.H.A.P.E. Program director for the animals in the shelter. This aims to help the animal be more social and active which will hopefully aid them in finding a loving home.
All this would not be possible without the help and support of our sponsors and the community. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone!