MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Thanks to a recent grant, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host a low-cost vaccine clinic for those on government assistance. The clinic will be held Saturday, December 16th at the Humane Society at 935 Farm Rd. from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Attendees must show proof of Shelby County residency and as well as proof of assistance, including Social Security, Disability, Food Stamps, etc.
Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in carriers.
Rabies tags will be $6 for altered animals, or $16 for intact animals.
The $5,120 grant is from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.
While many grants to the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County are designed to help pets currently in the shelter, the new grant is aimed at keeping more pets out of local shelters through intake diversion practices that ultimately will help to reduce pet homelessness.
The most common reasons pets are surrendered to local shelters by their pet parents are because of behavioral problems and limited access to affordable pet wellness, training and education programs.
With this grant, the Humane Society hopes to support pets and pet parents in need of these services by providing access to low-cost vaccinations for those on government assistance.
The Humane Society’s grant is one of the first intake diversion donations made by PetSmart Charities.
Intake Diversion is just one of PetSmart Charities’ ten grant categories designed to support their expanded mission, to find lifelong loving homes for all pets by supporting programs that bring people and pets together.