Special programs surrounding World Spay Day, Tues., February 26, will help 24 critters currently living at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter find forever homes.
The local shelter, located at 161 Fort Collier Road, was recently named as a beneficiary of free spay services for eight canines and 16 felines through Spay VA, a program of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies.
Spaying females prior to adoption greatly increases the likelihood of adoption and decreases total adoption fee at the shelter to just $30 for dogs and cats. Last year, Spay VA provided funding for the spay/neuter surgeries of 39 shelter felines.
Spay VA is a participant in this year’s 25th annual World Spay Day, celebrated in 70 countries to raise awareness about the importance of saving the lives of companion animals through affordable spay/neuter programs.