TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

October 7, 2013

Fur Ever Friends gives thanks to Times-Tribune


TIMES TRIBUNE (CORBIN, Ky.)

CORBIN — Fur Ever Friends Inc. would like to express gratitude to the Times-Tribune for helping us get the word out for our recent community low-cost spay and neuter clinic at the Corbin Civic Center. Thanks to your publicity, we were able to serve  20 dogs and 30 cats: 50 animals!

So many responsible pet owners really want to prevent their animals from breeeding but cannot afford the relative high cost this requires. This is especially true of people who take in many rescue animals. It’s a vicious circle: unwanted puppies and kittens get born, get dropped off abandoned, rescued by compasionate souls who take pity and don’t want to leave them to starve but cannot afford to spay or neuter.

Our low-cost clinics  help to address the problem. These are made possible at a lower cost, thanks to the hundreds of hours of volunteer service of dozens of community members who help to schedule, set up, register, do post-op recovery, clean up, laundry. We  are grateful to David’s Steak House for donating such a scrumptious meal for 30 volunteers and to Dollar Mart for donating supplies.

Even with our reduced fees, many pet owners are unable to afford the cost and need help. Approximately half of the dogs and cats served at our clinics needed subsidy and we are very grateful to the donors who made this possible. If you need help spaying or neutering a dog or cat, would like to volunteer to work with us, or support our efforts  by donating money, you are welcome to visit our web site www.Fur-Ever-Friends.org, visit us on Facebook, or write us at PO Box 2235, Corbin, KY 40702.

Shelley Goldbloom, Spay Clinic Coordinator