Contact: Theresa Stilger, David Hall
Animal Care Co-Ordinator, Director
Phone: (812) 948-5355 shelter (502) 376-8430 cell
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NAFC Animal Shelter Partners with
Humane Society of the United States
to Promote World Spay Day
February 28, 2012
SPAY NOW OR STAY STUPID!
New Albany, In., February 15, 2012— The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter will participate in World Spay Day, an international campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, to promote the life-saving benefits of spay/neuter, when it hosts a SPAY NOW OR STAY STUPID! event on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. During this event, the NAFC Animal Shelter will be altering forty felines for FREE! Preregistration is required, is limited to Floyd County residents with proof of income under 30k per year. Limits on the numbers of available spaces for males and females will be in place. All cats will receive a rabies vaccination and license if needed for a fee of $5 each.
“Spay/neuter saves pets’ lives while lessening the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers,” said David Hall, Director of The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter. “In today’s economy, many people cannot afford to have their pet or the local neighborhood cat altered. This only contributes to pet overpopulation. We are inviting our citizens to take advantage of this free spay or neuter day, or help by sponsoring the spay or neuter of at least one animal—their own, a friend or family member’s,—in honor of World Spay Day 2012.” Go to the shelters website www.nafcanimalshelter.org to donate or for more information.
Since Spay Day’s inception in 1995, it is conservatively estimated that participants have spayed or neutered more than one million animals. It has been a proud achievement of Spay Day participants like the NAFC Animal Shelter and other spay/neuter programs that the number of homeless cats and dogs euthanized in the U.S. has fallen from approximately 13.5 million in 1973 to fewer than four million currently.
Over two thousand animals a year come through the doors to the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter seeking homes. Hundreds of pet owners have been assisted in spaying and neutering of their animal by the shelter, the Floyd County Humane Society and the Floyd County Animal Rescue League. Together, we can make a difference.
Shelter Adoption Hours:
Mon through Fri: 12-4 p.m. Sat: 11-2 p.m.
Cats also at both New Albany Feeders Supply Pet Stores
Adoption fees Cats: $20
Kittens under 4lbs: $60