One of ART’s goals is to end unnecessary killing of pets in shelters. Spaying/neutering is the absolute most effective way to decrease these staggering numbers. SpayHR was founded by ART to go into low income neighborhoods in Norfolk and offer free or discounted spay neuter to those who need it. SpayHR also endorses the Trap-Neuter-and-Return (TNR) of free-roaming cats as an effective measure to reduce the number of stray cats and kittens that roam our streets.
How can you help SpayHR?
Tell your friends, family, and neighbors about the benefits and low cost of spaying and neutering pets! Help us get the word out by passing out informational materials in Norfolk or by donating to our general fund.
Also, please consider donating the purchase of a cat trap. These traps are used to catch feral (i.e. unsocialized) cats so that they can be spayed or neutered and vaccinated before being released outside, where caretakers provide food and water. Even though feral cats cannot be adopted, their reproduction accounts in part for the large number of cats put down in shelters. You can help prevent this by donating a trap.
Thank you to our funding organizations!
Thank you to the following organizations which have provided funding for our program:
- PetSmart Charities®
- Two Mauds, Inc.
- Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
- Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center
- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- PETCO Foundation
- Virginia Federation of Humane Societies
The purpose of the Pet Pantry is to provide dog and cat food and kitty litter to pet parents during these challenging economic times so that they are not forced to give up their animal companions. More Info…