T.J. O’Connor receives $12K grant to cover cost of neutering pets

Hampden County

The state has awarded a $12,000 grant to T.J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center to help cover the cost of neutering pets.

The money was raised by the Massachusetts Animal Coalition through the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates.

T.J. O’Connor’s Executive Director Pam Peebles told 22News this money will mostly pay for spaying and neutering, and allow them to use other funds to help cover animal’s medical costs.

“Our numbers are dropping fast so we’re getting fewer and fewer animals every year,” said Peebles. “That really impart and almost in whole to aggressive spay/neuter efforts, accessible reduced costs in the area and the Mass. Animal Coalition, those license plates help.”

You can register for one of the “I’m Animal Friendly” plates here >>

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