We have sold 518 vouchers (as of today). Wow, that is a lot of cats that won't be reproducing!
We raised the price of the voucher to $20, which is still a great price, and it helps us stay in the black (or a little less in the red...)
However, there are still more cats out there that are having babies. We have received numerous litters of kittens already this spring. We have so many right now, that we may need to tell people that we cannot accept any more currently. Our fear is that they will drown them, or find some other way to kill them. Even if they just let them go feral, the overpopulation problem continues, and the good work we've done so far just gets wiped out under the new load of feral cats.
Please give what you can so we can continue to prevent unwanted and uncared-for kittens!
Please help us spay and neuter our cat population in Gem County.
We believe every cat should have the opportunity to live a healthy and happy life, with love and safety.
Who we Are
We are a 501c3 non-profit dog and cat shelter established in 1988. We are run by volunteers, and you have never met a more dedicated and determined group of people. We are very community-focused, and take pride in offering an animal food bank year round. After keeping this shelter going on a shoestring budget for over 30 years, we know how to plan, get our volunteers organized, and get the goal accomplished! We know, with your support, that we can run a very successful spay/neuter program. There are no Animal Control or low-cost vet clinics in our county. This is why we need your help!
Our legal name is Pound Animal League of Gem County, doing business as Pet Adoption League of Gem County.
We want to start this spay/neuter program because:
PAL is located in a rural farming community that has “unique” challenges when it comes to population control of both domestic and feral cats. Some people shoot, drown or poison unwanted animals. Many are discarded in the street to fend for themselves, having litter after litter, most of which starve or suffer from disease. Our shelter spayed and neutered over 130 kittens and cats last year, before adoption, but our shelter’s budget can only help so many.
In 2017, Gem County obtained a grant for spay/neuter vouchers, and over 800 sterilizations were done. But that was three years ago. Funding has dried up and the cat population is growing out of control. Statistics show that after 5 years of committed spay/neuter, the cat population will stabilize and be healthier, and that is our ultimate goal.
What the program will look like:
With your help, we will be able to advertise vouchers for cat spay/neuter for the community. People will come to our shelter and get a voucher for spay/neuter services. Our “Dr. Dan” at Animal Medical Center in Emmett has agreed to offer these low cost services. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and will go directly to the spay/neuter program.