Fresno's Animal Overpopulation Has A Solution
FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno’s animal overpopulation problem has a solution.
Around 80 percent of animals that go into area shelters don’t make it out…. “Fresno and the Central Valley is one of the highest kill rates in California.” – Stacey Houk, Executive Director at H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation.
The solution – spay and neuter. That’s according to H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation Director Stacey Houk, who says they have great low cost programs – 10 bucks for cats 20 for dogs -but they need more people to use them.
“That’s our primary problem right now, it’s kinda ironic, we work really hard to get a lot of grant funding to try to make basic spay neuter services accessible to everyone, and we have tried really hard to get the word out and so we just want to make people are aware because I think that’s one of the things that’s holding back people from utilizing services in spaying and neutering their pets.” – Stacey Houk.
Houk says H.O.P.E. still has funding for current programs – like microchipping and spay and neuter but they need to exhaust current funds so they can apply for more funding to reach a different demographic. She hopes that more people take advantage of their low cost services, and help stop the pet overpopulation problem.
The H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation is located in Northwest Fresno, and is open Monday through Thursday.
H.O.P.E. offers other basic wellness services like distemper, parvo and rabies vaccines, kitty deworming and microchipping.
H.O.P.E. Animal Foundation:
5490 W Spruce Ave, Fresno, CA · (559) 271-0209