Through the donation, those in financial need of spay/neuter services for their pet will have access for just $10 per cat or dog.

GROVE – Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake (previously the Humane Society of Grove and Grand Lake, Inc.) announced this week it has received $11,280 from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts serving the four state area of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Through the donation, those in financial need of spay/neuter services for their pet will have access for just $10 per cat or dog. Pets will need to have proof of rabies vaccination. If pets have not received a rabies vaccination, additional funds from PetSmart Charities will cover a limited number of dogs/cats to also receive their vaccine as part of that $10 total cost.

“Second Chance Pet Rescue is grateful for this grant. Thank you PetSmart Charities for believing in second chances,” said Theresa Swift, Second Chance Treasurer.

Spaying and neutering is an effective way of combating the animal overpopulation crisis and can lead to a longer and healthier life for pets by helping to reduce the risk of developing several types of cancers. Sterilizing a cat or dog also curbs the urge to roam, lowering the risk of injury and contracting diseases.

Persons with a pet who needs to be spayed/neutered and have a need for financial assistance can stop by Second Chance Pet Rescue at 64301 East 290 Road in Grove to schedule an appointment during open hours Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tax-deductible donations to Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake can be made at the shelter, by mail to P.O. Box 451205, Grove, OK 74345, or online at www.doitforthepets.com.