Thanks to the Petco Foundation, PACT Humane Society has teamed up with area veterinarians to offer low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for the pets of families in need.
PACT Humane Society, which operates out of the Bloomingdale Petco store at 412 W. Army Trail Road, has been offering cats and dogs for adoption there for three years. “We have done nearly 900 adoptions at the Bloomingdale Petco,” explained Chad Bettencourt, Director of Operations for PACT. “Now we want to be able to offer area residents assistance with spay/neuter.” He acknowledged the organization’s appreciation to the Petco Foundation for the grant that enabled the assistance.
The discounted prices are only $25 for a male cat, $35 for a female cat, $45 for a male dog and up to $60 for a female dog. Pet owners will need to show proof of vaccinations or have them done at the time of surgery at the owner’s expense starting at $10 per vaccine.
In order to maximize the number of families served by the grant, PACT is asking recipients to demonstrate proof of need, including social security/disability, Medicare or unemployment.
However, Bettencourt pointed out that there is no income or need requirement for pit bull dogs and feral cats. “PACT will assist all pit bull owners with free sterilization surgery,” Bettencourt said.
In addition, he explained that PACT has, since its inception, promoted TNR, trap-neuter-return, for feral cats. “Our Petco grant is enabling us to offer $20 surgeries for all feral cats which are brought to the vet hospital in a trap.”