Whisker Warriors Receives $10,000 Grant to Help Reduce Pet Overpopulation in Sacramento County
Updated: Dec 9, 2018
Pet Spay/Neuter Vouchers Available to Underserved County Residents
Rancho Cordova, CA – Dec. 6, 2018 — Whisker Warriors, a leading animal welfare organization with headquarters in Rancho Cordova, CA, has received $10,000 from Sacramento County’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) grant program to provide underserved county residents with vouchers for free spay/neuter/vaccination services for their cats and dogs. The goal of the program is help reduce pet overpopulation through low-cost spay/neuter programs. Whisker Warriors also provides educational resources for pet owners.
Whisker Warriors’ newest initiative focuses on assisting low income and homeless residents in Sacramento County areas currently not served with low-cost spay/neuter voucher programs. Eligibility rules apply. A similar voucher program is available to Rancho Cordova residents under Measure H additional sales tax. Vouchers are for use at Sacramento SPCA and the Community Spay and Neuter Clinic located at the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter.
In making the announcement, Tera Kolvenbach, Whisker Warriors executive director, said, “Affordable spay and neuter programs are the cornerstone of any effort to curb California’s tragic pet overpopulation problem. The goal of Whisker Warriors is to address the problem on a local level by providing assistance to those who don’t have the financial means to spay or neuter their pets and obtain their needed vaccinations. We are enormously grateful for our partnership with the county, which enables us administer funds to provide residents with both financial and educational assistance for their pets.”
The new grant, which begins now, runs through June 30, 2019. Eligible residents can contact Whisker Warriors by emailing email@example.com, requesting a voucher through the website RCWhiskerWarriors.com, or by calling 916.747.7534 M-F 8 am to 5 pm.
About Whisker Warriors
Founded in 2015, Whisker Warriors is dedicated to reducing animal overpopulation, specifically through spay/neuter and education. The organization also seeks to assist in the care and well-being of felines and canines in our community through educational events, participation in community activities and online resources. In 2017, Whisker Warriors received a Distinguished Community Service Award. For more information go to Whisker Warriors site or join the group on Facebook.