$35,000 grant for Northern Grampians pet de-sexing program

A Northern Grampians Shire not-for-profit pet de-sexing program has been shown a state government sign of support with a sizeable grant coming their way. Labor Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford congratulated Homeless Hounds Animal Rescue Victoria on being awarded a Pet Desexing Grant worth $35,000. “We are ensuring vulnerable Victorians can access free or low-cost de-sexing for their cats and dogs as we know these services are critical in our communities,” she said. “Pet De-sexing Grants recognise the important role local councils and not-for-profit organisations play in improving the lives of animals and their owners across the state.” READ MORE: The grant has been allocated for the business to grow its de-sexing program and support disadvantaged pet owners across three sites in Victoria – including the Northern Grampians and Central Goldfields Shires. Under Round One of the Pet Desexing Grants, Homeless Hounds Animal Rescue Victoria will use the funding to: The goal will be to de-sex 150 cats and 150 dogs and improve education and awareness on the benefits of de-sexing. Since the Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program was launched in 2012, 169 grants have been awarded to not-for-profit and community organisations, totalling almost $4.2 million, to improve responsible animal ownership and provide better welfare services for companion animals in the community. OTHER NEWS: Pet De-sexing Grants are funded through the Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program and will provide $1.5 million over three years to support councils and not-for-profit organisations that provide free or low-cost de-sexing of cats and dogs for disadvantaged members of our community. Round One of the Pet Desexing Grants offered a total of $500,000 for the purchase of equipment to enable the delivery of de-sexing programs. The grants could see more than 4,000 cats and 650 dogs de-sexed, with a target on de-sexing thousands of cats and dogs owned by vulnerable Victorians at little or no cost. For more information visit the state government website. While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you’re up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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A Northern Grampians Shire not-for-profit pet de-sexing program has been shown a state government sign of support with a sizeable grant coming their way.

Labor Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford congratulated Homeless Hounds Animal Rescue Victoria on being awarded a Pet Desexing Grant worth $35,000.

“We are ensuring vulnerable Victorians can access free or low-cost de-sexing for their cats and dogs as we know these services are critical in our communities,” she said.

“Pet De-sexing Grants recognise the important role local councils and not-for-profit organisations play in improving the lives of animals and their owners across the state.”

The grant has been allocated for the business to grow its de-sexing program and support disadvantaged pet owners across three sites in Victoria – including the Northern Grampians and Central Goldfields Shires.

Under Round One of the Pet Desexing Grants, Homeless Hounds Animal Rescue Victoria will use the funding to:

  • Provide financial support to provide low-cost de-sexing for vulnerable Victorians
  • Partner with veterinary clinics in disadvantaged areas to provide ‘no-gap’ discounted de-sexing services that are fully funded by the subsidy at no additional cost to the owner
  • Coordinate pet transport to facilitate de-sexing where necessary through the Homeless Hounds ‘Pet Courier’ network.

The goal will be to de-sex 150 cats and 150 dogs and improve education and awareness on the benefits of de-sexing.

Since the Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program was launched in 2012, 169 grants have been awarded to not-for-profit and community organisations, totalling almost $4.2 million, to improve responsible animal ownership and provide better welfare services for companion animals in the community.

Pet De-sexing Grants are funded through the Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program and will provide $1.5 million over three years to support councils and not-for-profit organisations that provide free or low-cost de-sexing of cats and dogs for disadvantaged members of our community.

Round One of the Pet Desexing Grants offered a total of $500,000 for the purchase of equipment to enable the delivery of de-sexing programs.

The grants could see more than 4,000 cats and 650 dogs de-sexed, with a target on de-sexing thousands of cats and dogs owned by vulnerable Victorians at little or no cost.

While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you’re up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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