The Humane Society of Jackson County has received two grants recently to support its spay-neuter program for low-income households.
The Two Mauds Foundation contributed $2,000 to the effort to improve pet health and control the population of unwanted animals in the county. The Georgia Department of Agriculture also provided $2,500 through its dog and cat sterilization program, funded by Georgia’s spay and neuter license plates.
These funds augment a yearly allocation provided primarily by donations from the public.
Paula Matzko, the coordinator of HSJC’s spay-neuter program, led an initiative in 2016 that doubled the program’s sterilized animals from the 2015 total. The society seeks to double the figure again in 2017.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the spay-neuter program can donate at hsjc.com, contact HSJC at 706-367-1111 or via mail at P.O. Box 567, Jefferson, Ga., 30459.