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Animal Friends receives grant to provide free spay/neuter services for those in need of help

The Peterman Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia to provide free spaying and neutering services for cats and dogs whose owners cannot otherwise afford the procedures.

Part of the funding may also be applied to medical expenses for rescued or abandoned animals that are in Animal Friends’ care.

Residents of Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Taylor and Wetzel counties can find information about eligibility for assistance from the Peterman grant by visiting the homepage of the Animal Friends website — and clicking on Spay/Neuter Assistance at the top. Pet owners can also call 304-2904PET (304-290-4738).

Animal Friends is grateful to the Peterman Foundation for enabling the organization to help so many low-income families spay and neuter their pets. It not only keeps their pets healthy, but helps out the entire community.

This grant from the Peterman Foundation will also help reduce the number of pets that end up in a kill shelter.

Since 2006, Animal Friends has operated a no-kill animal sanctuary on Brewer Road, just off U.S. 119 South.