With kitten and puppy season in full swing, LCHS has more than 150 adoptable felines!
Auburn, Alabama (July 10, 2019) -- Lee County Humane Society (LCHS) has started a “100 Kitten Challenge” for July in hopes of adopting out 100 kittens before July 31st. All kittens (felines younger than 6 months old) that have been spayed or neutered will have an adoption fee of just $15 while those that have not been spayed or neutered will have an additional deposit of $50 added to their adoption fee.
Pet overpopulation is prevalent in our community, and LCHS has taken in more than 1,300 pets since January 1, 2019. The largest contributing factor to pet overpopulation is the lack of spayed and neutered pets. During the summer months, more pets tend to roam their area and reproduction is at its highest possibility.
There are two low-cost spay/neuter options for Lee County residents to take advantage of at this time: Lee County Spay and Neuter Your Pets (SNYP) and SNYP Plus. SNYP is available for Lee County pet owners that are at least 19 years old and either receive Medicaid benefits or have a total household income of $30,000 or less annually. Proof of Lee County residency, photo ID and Medicaid card or proof of total household income can be brought to LCHS, Animal Health Center, or Opelika Animal Hospital during their normal business hours to apply. SNYP surgery fees for dogs are $10 and $5 for cats.
SNYP Plus is a spay/neuter program for Lee County residents with a total household income of $30,001 to $50,000. SNYP Plus was started in June 2019 after LCHS received a grant from the Petco Foundation totalling $50,000 towards spay/neuter services. To apply for SNYP Plus, come by LCHS during normal business hours with proof of Lee County residency, photo ID to match, and proof of total household income. Copay for cats is $15 and copay for dogs is $25.
LCHS is open for adoptions 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. All available pets can be viewed online at www.leecountyhumane.org/adopt. There are currently 68 felines available for adoption in foster homes while there are 101 in the shelter. Lee County residents interested in participating in SNYP or SNYP Plus can visit www.leecountyhumane.org/low-cost-spay-neuter.
Contact: TJ McCullough, LCHS Shelter Director