The Preston County Commission has been approved for a new grant program through the Department of Agriculture.
Preston County Commission applied for a grant that would allow private individuals within the county to bring their pets to be spayed or neutered. They hope this will offset the animal population within the county.
This was the first year that non-profit and governmental agencies that take care of spay and neuter programs within their counties were able to apply.
“We can give them a voucher, and they can take it to their vet and get their animal either spay or neutered, and it won’t depend on income or anything like that. It’s just totally to help people get their animals under control and things of that sort,” said Don Smith, Preston County Commissioner.
The voucher will also include a rabies vaccine if it is needed for the animal.