ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Angel’s of Assisi was recently awarded a $6,500 grant from the Humane Society of the United States and 25 other national organizations as a way to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the stimulus fund is to spay/neuter 50,000 animals across the nation.
“They came together to create this stimulus fund in the wake of COVID-19. Since there are so many animals out there a lot of the clinics and shelters are overflowing with backlogs and a lot of people don’t have the resources like they did prior.”Dayna Reynolds – Angels of Assisi
For someone who just moved into the area, this grant could not come at a better time.
“I just got out of college so this is extremely affordable for me to come and do this. I didn’t come to Roanoke to get a pet, so even if I wasn’t expecting it, I can still pay for it.”Daniel Stienspring – Roanoke Resident
This past Wednesday, Angels of Assisi finished its 200th surgery where 100 cats and 100 dogs were either spayed or neutered.
“This is going to finish out the grant, so now we’ll be completing those 200 animals, we just had a 100 cat day. Today, we have 30 dogs here.”Dayna Reynolds – Angels of Assisi
Angel’s of Assisi started in 2001 as a mobile spay and neuter clinic. They told WFXR News none of this would be possible without the community’s help.
“We just want to thank the community for their endless support and keeping us afloat. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our community and we just wanted to thank them and that was part of this grant, you know, we wanted to provide this for them to give back to everybody who has helped us over the years.”Dayna Reynolds – Angels of Assi
For more information on the Humane Society of the United States or to make a donation, visit their website by clicking here.
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