Stafford shelter receives $7,500 grant

Enterprise Staff

Bissell Pet Foundation has awarded $7,500 to Stafford Animal Shelter to assisting veterinary care necessary to prepare dogs and cats for future adoption.

The grant will help to help make rescue pets more adoptable by providing spay and neuter surgeries for 300 current and future pets .

According to a BPF news release, the funding relieves the burden of the cost of surgery from the adopter, as well as ensuring those pets will not have unplanned litters adding to the area’s homeless population.

Stafford accepts animals from all around Livingston and Park County and also takes part in a program that adopts dogs off of Montana reservations who don’t have a home.

 “The greatest reward is to help our partners save thousands of animals’ lives each year by supporting their efforts,” explained Cathy Bissell, Founder of Bissell Pet Foundation, the news release. “We hope to see the day when every pet has a loving, forever home.”

BPF provides financial assistance to animal welfare organizations with the goal of finding every pet a loving home. Since its inception, the foundation has given more than $4 million in support to organizations like Stafford Animal Shelter.