Thank you to all the folks in Scott County who made the decision to be responsible pet owners and take advantage of this amazing program!
We are proud to partner with Bissell's Partner for Pets Program in their mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations such as ours who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay neuter programs, microchipping and foster care.
Learn more about Bissell and all they are doing to make a positive impact on animals in our country at Bissell.com/partnersforpets
For the past nine years, For the Love of Paws, Inc.,has been working to prevent unwanted animals through its low cost spay and neuter program and find homes for stray and displaced pets. In 2019, 725 animals were “fixed” through the local program.
Since there is no animal shelter in Scott County, For the Love of Paws, Inc., is the only organized effort to help control the pet population in the community. Our group has worked tirelessly to rescue unwanted and dumped animals, provide veterinary care for injured and abused animals, and help responsible owners to get their pets spayed or neutered. Since its inception, the organization has had 3,676 dogs and cats spayed or neutered. Since the group’s foster care resources are limited, the spay and neuter program is a big part of the organization’s effort to control the pet population.
In November, For the Love of Paws, Inc., held a barbecue fundraiser which raised $3,200.00. The effort was matched by the Tennessee Spay/Neuter Coalition, which contributed another $1,000. Those funds will be used by the organization to provide low cost spay and neuter services in 2020; however, the organization continues to need donations year round to support rescue efforts.
The organization’s low cost spay and neuter program is open to everyone, regardless of income. The cost for services is $70 for dogs and $45 for cats. Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Services are provided through a collaborative agreement with Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville. Transportation from Scott County to Knoxville is provided.
To learn more about For the Love of Paws, Inc., the low-cost spay and neuter program click here. To sign up for low cost Spay and neuter call 423-226-1770 and leave a message or email SpayNeuterScott@gmail.com
20 July 2020 - For the Love of Paws, Inc. of Scott County, today announced it has been awarded a $1000 grant from Petco Foundation to support its “Fix before Six” program to encourage families to spay/neuter their puppies and kittens before the age of 6 months.graph here.
The Petco Foundation investment will help to ensure that puppies and kittens do not become part of the overpopulation problem by preventing them from having puppies and kittens of their own. Evidence shows that as early as 6 months, puppies and kittens can produce litters of their own often leading to health problems for all.
For more information about www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on www.facebook.com/4loveofpaws or by using the hash tag #PetcoFoundation.
Low Cost Spay & Neuter hotline number has changed.
New Number 423-226-1770