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Posted on: September 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Animal Services receives Petco Foundation grant for Working Barn Cat program


Orange County Animal Services is proud to announce that they have received a grant from the Petco Foundation to fund its Working Barn Cat Program. This grant will be used to provide spay/neuter services to free-roaming cats belonging to Orange County residents, and thereby reduce pet overpopulation even further in Orange County.

The grant amount received from the Petco Foundation is $40,000. This grant will be used to support the Working Barn Cat Program, which helps to trap, sterilize and return free-roaming cats found at farms, stables and in other rural settings belonging to Orange County residents. These cats will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and licensed. All of these services are provided at no cost to Orange County residents who have cats that qualify for the program. The Working Barn Cat Program is part of a broader effort to more humanely manage free-roaming cats in Orange County and this grant should help to sustain the program for the next three years.

The Petco Foundation supports animal rescue organizations nationwide and seeks to help local organizations improve their communities. As one of the largest funders of animal welfare organizations in the country, they invest in organizations that strive to achieve their mission and make a significant, lifesaving impact. Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work. They strive to empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

Orange County residents interested in spay/neuter assistance can contact Cooper Hatch at 919.932.4965 or

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