Taos Spay and Neuter Program Helps Pets Find Forever Homes
- Local Champion: Stray Hearts Animal Shelter
- Date Funded: September 14, 2022
- Grant Amount: $19,890
Spay and neuter services in Taos have long been insufficient to keep up with demand, creating a backlog of animals who need care and a fast-growing population of strays. To tackle this problem, staffers at Stray Hearts Animal Shelter—the only shelter in Taos—reached out to the LOR Foundation with a solution. The shelter decided to hire a dedicated veterinarian and create an in-house spay and neuter program, but they would need key equipment in order to see the solution through. With LORs help, they purchased supplies that included post-surgical cages, IV-fluid warmers, thermal blankets, and a multiperameter to track animal vitals. With the new program in place, Stray Hearts hopes to combat the overpopulation of strays and ready more animals for adoption.