The $250 awarded to the Saugerties Animal Shelter from the 2020 COVID-19 Operation Grant was used to spay or neuter and rabies-vaccinate four cats as stated in our application. We do not have our own medical staff, so we rely on our local mobile unit, Upstate Spay and Neuter Services, to care for our pets medically. The cost to us for each cat is $65 for a spay or neuter, with a rabies vaccine included.
Medical costs are a major expense for our small shelter. $250 may not seem like a lot of money and four cats may not seem like a huge impact, but to us at the Saugerties Animal Shelter, it means the world — especially at this time when the pandemic has brought our fundraising and donations to a screeching halt. We greatly appreciate your support and contribution to our daily struggle to help as many animals we can.
This grant award helped to get four cats ready for adoption. They are all now in loving homes, bringing pleasure to their new parents.