PETS IN NEED OF GREATER CINCINNATI RECEIVES OHIO PET FUND GRANT
May 1, 2018
State of Ohio License Plate Program Assists Low-Income Pet Owners
CINCINNATI, OH – May 1, 2018 – For the second year in a row, Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati has received a grant from the Ohio Pet Fund for spay/neuter assistance. In 2018 the Ohio Pet Fund is awarding 150 grants statewide to qualifying Ohio municipal animal shelters and nonprofits. The grant to Pets In Need will subsidize the cost of approximately 85 surgeries for pets of the agency’s low-income clients.
"Spay/neuter surgery is one of our largest expenses because we require all pets enrolled for clinic services to be fixed. We’re grateful to have this generous support from the Ohio Pet Fund." said Ann Hill, Executive Director of Pets In Need. Since opening its clinic in 2013, Pets In Need has issued more than 3,000 spay/neuter vouchers.
The Ohio Pet Fund, established by the State of Ohio in 2000, is supported by the sale of special dog and cat-themed license plates. The annual cost of a special plate is $25 in addition to the regular registration fee. Of that, $15 goes to the fund and $10 to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. There are four special pet plates available and plates may be ordered at any time, not only when renewing a vehicle registration. Visit http://petsohio.com/index.html for more information or to purchase.
About Pets In Need:
Pets In Need, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is committed to helping pets stay healthy and together with the people who love them. Pets In Need provides low-cost veterinary care and food for pets from homes in which income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. The clinic is the only resource of its kind in Greater Cincinnati and has served pets from thousands of low-income households since its inception in 2013. To learn more about Pets In Need and the services it provides, please visit PINCincinnati.org.
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