Charleston, WV - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) announced
it will be taking grant applications as part of the West Virginia Spay/Neuter Program. The program was established in 2013 but was unfunded until
House Bill 2552 was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor
Jim Justice in 2017.
has been a long-standing effort by a few advocates that want to tackle West
Virginia's problems with feral animals," said Commissioner of Agriculture
Kent Leonhardt. "Over the past few months, we have put together a
committee consisting of concerned citizens that will facilitate all functions
of this program."
purpose of these grants is to offer spay/neuter services at the county level.
Eligible entities include: county or municipal shelters, animal control
agencies and nongovernmental 501(c)(3) entities incorporated in West
Virginia. Individual pet owners are not eligible for direct grant funding.
Applications for fiscal year 2018 will be
available October 1, 2017 at: http://www.agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/executive/Documents/Spay-Neuter.pdf
and are due on November 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper applications will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified
in early January, 2018.
Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director, email@example.com, 304-558-3708 or 304-380-3922