Mitchell Animal Rescue Receives $10,000 Grant to Support Adoption and Spay/Neuter

Mitchell County Animal Rescue (MCAR) of Spruce Pine has announced it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Adoption Readiness program and Free Publicly Owned Pets Spay and Neuter program, through its Community Cares Spay and Neuter Fund. The investment will have a two-fold impact for both MCAR and for the citizens of Mitchell County. First, it will help provide the best care possible for our shelter animals by making sure they have everything they need to be adopted into a loving home including spay/neuter surgery, microchips, flea preventative, deworming medications, full vaccinations, rabies shots, and food, shelter, and loving care
from staff. Second, it will provide funds for qualified Mitchell County residents to have their privately owned dogs or cats spayed or neutered, plus rabies shot and vaccinations if needed, absolutely free of charge. To qualify, you must be a Mitchell County resident from a low-income household, senior citizen
on fixed income or veteran. To find out if you qualify, please call the shelter at 828-765-6952 for more information.

“The Petco Foundation has become a wonderful part of our MCAR family by investing in our programs for the past two years in a row. Their support not only impacts our shelter animals but makes a difference for all of the pets in Mitchell County,” said MCAR Executive Director, Pam Cote. Mitchell County Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization devoted to the rescue and care of abandoned, neglected and otherwise unwanted animals in Mitchell County, NC. This year they celebrate their 35th anniversary of serving animals in the community and the people who love them.

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