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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Animal Services receives Petco Love grant for Working Barn Cat Program

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

Orange County Animal Services is set to receive the $20,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at Petco at 1800 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 28, 2022, at 11 a.m. in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Orange County.

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 and proactively manage free-roaming cats in Orange County.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like ours — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.

Orange County residents interested in spay/neuter assistance can contact Tiani Schifano at 919.932.4966 or tschifano@orangecountync.gov.

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