The Fayette Humane Society plans to use grant money from Petco to fund vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for stray animals and for pets belonging to low-income Fayette County residents. Courtesy FHS

Fayette Humane Society gets $12,000 Petco grant

A $12,000 grant from the Petco Foundation will help fund rabies vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs in Fayette County.

The nonprofit Fayette Humane Society, which operates independently of the county animal shelter, said the funds will be used to help pet owners who cannot otherwise afford the procedures, as well as treat stray animals before they are put up for adoption. FHS President Stephanie Cohran said the spay/neuter program “is essential to reducing pet overpopulation, and these funds will help us save more lives in Fayette County.” Petco’s Think Adoption First program partners with local animal welfare organizations nationwide to increase pet adoptions.

The grant will be formally presented to FHS during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on April 26 at the Petco store at 1243 N. Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

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