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KV-POP awarded with spay and neuter state grant

The Missouri Department of Agriculture's "Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter Fund" has awarded the Kirksville - Protect Our Pets group a $1,000 grant. -Photo Courtesy of KV-POP

One northeast Missouri organization is not only gaining support from the local community but now also the state.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture's "Missouri Pet Spay and Neuter Fund" has awarded the Kirksville - Protect Our Pets group a $1,000 grant.

The program is designed to assist low cost spay and neuter options for dogs and cats throughout the state.

The program is funded through the sales of "I'm Pet Friendly" license plates through the Missouri Department of Revenue.

In the award letter, the department commended KV-POP for all its efforts to provide the community with low cost spay and neuter services.

"The license plates are really a great thing to get. You just let people know that you are pet friendly, you love your dog or cat and it also contributes to the fund that's good for the state of Missouri and now it's good for us locally in Kirksville," said KV-POP President Bridget Thomas.

For each license plate that's sold, $20 is donated to the fund. All you have to do is go to your local DMV office when it's time to renew your plate and ask for it.

KV-POP has helped fix over 800 local dogs and cats since it began in 2013.

The group's signature program is their annual spring spay/neuter campaign. This year 110 pets were fixed in March and April thanks to special coupons issued by the organization.

KV-POP also awards spay/neuter assistance in summer, fall and winter through an application process.

KV-POP's annual meeting is coming up next Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. at the Adair County Health Department.


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