By Jeff Daley – email
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Southern Pines Spay and Neuter Clinic of Hattiesburg has received a $10,000 grant from a private foundation.
The grant will be used to assist low income residents of Forrest, Lamar, Jones, and Covington Counties in getting their large dogs spayed or neutered.
Low income residents with dogs 40 pounds or larger now have the option to pay what they can afford to have the procedure done.
The program will also apply to certain breeds of puppies that will exceed forty pounds once they are fully grown.
"Big dogs are more likely to live outside, therefore to get pregnant if they are loose or if they are males to in impregnate females," said Valerie Rachal, Direct of the Spay and Neuter clinic. "Big dogs have larger litters and those puppies are hard to find homes for."
For more information on the program contact the Spay and Neuter Clinic at 601-544-5678.