WARNER ROBINS -- Two Houston County agencies are among 19 statewide to receive grants through the states Dog and Cat Sterilization program.
Warner Robins Animal Control received a $7,500 grant, and the Perry Animal Shelter received a $5,500 grant, a Georgia Department of Agriculture news release states.
A total of $125,000 in grants were awarded through the program, which is funded through the purchase of dog and cat sterilization auto tags as well as donations, the release states. The grants ranged from $2,500 to $7,500 each.
Warner Robins Animal Control plans to use its grant to promote adoptions by funding the spay or neuter procedure for those who adopt from its facility on the third Saturday, a police news release stated. However, a $20 adoption fee will be required.
The spay or neuter procedure must be performed at Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital in Bonaire or Southwood Animal Hospital in Warner Robins. Located at 208 Stalnaker Ave., the shelter is open every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.