“We were just thrilled to death to get it,” said Susie Vann of the Walker County Humane Society.
The society, founded in 1979, has provided low or no-cost spays and neuters for 168 animals since April 2012. The group does not currently have a shelter or facility to house animals, but is serving the community by helping to lessen the burden of strays and overpopulation, which Vann said has been successful and she hopes to be able to grow the program even more in the coming years.
The program is income-based and applicants must fill out the application, provide proof they reside in Walker County and provide proof of income.
Applications are available on the Walker Humane Facebook page, as well as at the offices of the two vets participating in the program, Jeremiah Alexander and David Cain at Farmstead Veterinary Clinic.
The grant is part of the REMY Fund, which provides money for companion animal focused nonprofit organizations.
The fund, now in its third year, was founded by Ken Jackson and named in honor of his late dog.
Equines Assisting Special Individuals (EASI) also received $2,000, for construction of an all-weather, covered arena in Jasper, that would allow the agency to provide animal-assisted therapy to special needs individuals even in inclement weather according to the press release.
To donate to the Remy Fund, make a gift online at www.foundationbirmingham.org or by check to 2100 First Avenue North, Suite 700, Birmingham, AL 35203.
The grant cycle for 2014 grants from the Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services will open for applications March 1, 2014.
For more information contact Kim Rogers at 327-3804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.