The Issue: Euthanasia of Cats and Dogs in Shelters
Animal shelters care for more than six million cats and dogs but euthanize between three and four million of them every year, according to data from the Humane Society of the United States. Spaying or neutering companion animals can help to reduce shelter overpopulation and limit the need for euthanasia.
The Campaign: Spaying or Neutering Cats
If this Grassroots campaign raises $600, then Iowa Humane Alliance can spay or neuter 20 cats belonging to local low-income owners. An anonymous donor will match donations up to $10,000. Each additional $30 raised will fund spaying or neutering for another cat from a local low-income family. This campaign aims to reduce the burden on local animal shelters by quelling overpopulation.
All donations will be matched up to a $10,000 total by an anonymous donor.
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Iowa Humane Alliance
Three animal-welfare advocates started the Iowa Humane Alliance in 2008 to reduce companion-animal homelessness and shelter overpopulation by spaying or neutering local animals. It assists local shelters, pet owners, and feral-cat caretakers with a sterilization program and a hotline that provides information about spaying or neutering. Additionally, Iowa Humane Alliance is in the process of expanding to include a high-volume clinic that will provide up to 8,000 spay or neuter surgeries every year.