Money For Cats Helps Pound Friends

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - COMMUNITY -

PRAIRIE GROVE — Friends of Prairie Grove Pound has re­ceived two do­na­tions re­cently to help with sev­eral of its projects.

The Arkansas An­i­mal Res­cue Foun­da­tion of Lit­tle Rock has pro­vided Friends with a very gen­er­ous grant to help fund its low cost spay/neuter clin­ics for a one-year pe­riod.

Friends of Prairie Grove Pound spon­sors these clin­ics on a monthly ba­sis to res­i­dents of the lo­cal area with the stated goal of de­creas­ing the over pop­u­la­tion of cats, both feral and do­mes­tic.

The non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion has al­tered about 1,500 cats at the clin­ics dur­ing the past 3½ years.

“Dur­ing the same pe­riod, the in­take of feral and com­mu­nity cats into the city pound has dropped by 50 per­cent,” said Jim Glover with Friends of Prairie Grove Pound. “We can now say, with great ap­pre­ci­a­tion, that fu­ture clin­ics will be made pos­si­ble in part by a grant from the Arkansas An­i­mal Res­cue Foun­da­tion.”

The Friends also re­ceived a $2,500 do­na­tion from the An­i­mal League of Washington County. This do­na­tion will go to­ward the costs of build­ing a stand-along struc­ture that will be used for the low-cost spay/neuter clin­ics.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

The An­i­mal League of Washington County presents a $2,500 do­na­tion to Friends of Prairie Grove Pound for its cat clinic. Karen Rodgers, left, JoAnn Traw, Kathy Short and Car­men Nel­son, members of An­i­mal League board of di­rec­tors, present the cer­e­mo­nial check to Jim Glover and Lesa Lyle Be­ment with the Friends’ or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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