Petco Foundation invests in MSSPAN

Special to SW Rankin News

Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MSSPAN) announced it has been awarded a $7,500 grant investment from the Petco Foundation to help low-income families get their cats spayed or neutered.

The Petco Foundation investment will help around 250 cats in need receive spay/neuter services and will help create a lifesaving community for animals.

“Cats are capable of having up to four litters of kittens every year, which can lead to an overpopulation of cats in a very short amount of time. For low-income families, the cost of getting their pets spayed/neutered can be a barrier. By removing these financial barriers, we can save countless lives and keep families together,” explains Sharon Garner, Executive Director of Mississippi Spay and Neuter. “Thank you to the Petco Foundation for helping us save more animal lives.”

Services are available by appointment and will be performed at the Big Fix Clinic in Richland. Funding allows families with a household income under $28,000 per year to pay $25 to spay or neuter their cat. Rabies vaccines are required if pets are not current and are $10 each. To request an appointment, cat guardians can call 601-420-2438, ext. 21, and leave a message or visit

MSSPAN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending animal homelessness and euthanasia through spay and neuter. The organization has aided more than 90,000 animals by providing affordable spay and neuter services through their Big Fix Clinic and voucher programs.For more information on MSSPAN and its programs, call 601-420-2438 or visit

Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has invested more than $280 million in lifesaving animal welfare. With more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, they empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through their Think Adoption First program, they partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, they have helped more than 6.5 million pets find new families. Visit for more information.

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