PDP Implements City Spay/Neuter Grant
Rural Communities Have Greater Need
Poi Dogs & Popoki has received a $45,000 city grant for 2012 to help families in rural communities care for their pets. Grant funds will help pay for the cost of spaying, neutering and microchipping dogs and cats.
The Pet Project
This PDP project starts with outreach to families in rural communities. Volunteers accompany a licensed veterinarian and veterinarian technicians as they canvas neighborhoods door-to-door. Pets on the property are identified and offered a free health check, flea treatment and microchip identification, along with a pet goodie bag and information about how to care for their pet. Families are encouraged to schedule a spay or neuter appointment for their dog or cat if they are not sterilized and educated about how to improve the quality of life of the pet, as well as the community. If dogs on the property are chained, the family is provided information about how to improve the quality of life of the dog free of chains.
PDP needs volunteers to help with monthly outreach activities, spay and neuter clinics, transportation of pets to and from sterilization clinics, and feral cat trapping for sterilization in rural communities - from west Oahu to the North Shore to Waimanalo. For more information about volunteering, email Alicia Maluafiti at firstname.lastname@example.org
and find the right volunteer opportunity for you and your group. All volulnteers receive a PDP shirt and lunch.
Please help us reduce pet overpopulation and the unneccessary euthanasia of dogs and cats by spaying and neutering your pet. Together - we can help families care for the pets they already have, reduce surrenders, and improve the quality of life of pets and their ohana.