PAAS Offers Spay/Neuter Assistance to Low-Income Individuals

VINITA, Okla.—Vinita’s Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS) has received a grant from the Flint Family Foundation and PetSmart Charities to assist low-income individuals wishing to have their pets spayed or neutered.

The program is available to Oklahoma residents living in Craig County who have a Medicaid card, Social Security award letter, or an Electric Balance Transfer (EBT) card, which verifies eligibility for food stamps, Women’s, Infants & Children (WIC) assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Daycare programs.

Participating veterinarians Danny Lankford, Cross 7 Veterinary Clinic, Countryside Animal Hospital, and South Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital are working in partnership with PAAS to provide the subsidized spaying and neutering.

If approved for the program, individuals can spay or neuter up to two pets at one of the participating vets for $10 (per each pet), and PAAS will pay the remainder of the costs. Additionally, pet owners may choose to have a rabies vaccination administered at the time of the procedure for $6 per pet.

To apply for the program, pet owners should stop by PAAS, 628 S. Wilson St., in Vinita, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri., with proof of eligibility to fill out the application form. Copies of the application are also available at Welch Town Hall. Alternatively, individuals may download a PDF of the application form by clicking here, complete, and mail it and a copy of the eligibility document to PAAS, PO Box 491, Vinita, OK 74301. The application and documents may also be faxed to 918-256-9009.

For more information or to ask questions, contact Mary at PAAS, 918-256-7227, or Locally, contact Kenni Morton at 918-325-7675.