SpayAid PEI has announced that it has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from PetSmart Charities® of Canada to assist in spaying and neutering the pets of the Abegweit First Nation communities of Scotchfort, Rocky Point and Morell. The project is a partnership between Abegweit First Nation communities, the RCMP, the provincial Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, and SpayAid PEI. It will take place over the next twelve months.
“Abegweit First Nation Chief Brian Francis and RCMP Constable Anne O’Shaughnessy originally approached us to discuss a need for spay/neuter services,” explains Elizabeth Schoales, SpayAid PEI’s project coordinator. “We have been developing this project over the past year, and now with the generous support of PetSmart Charities of Canada, we can finally go ahead. We’re looking forward to working together in the upcoming months to provide assistance to Abegweit pets and their families.”
SpayAid PEI provides spay/neuter assistance for pets of low-income residents of PEI. It works in conjunction with veterinary clinics who donate their time and services. PetSmart Charities of Canada creates and supports programs that save the lives of pets in need.