Focus on Ferals, Inc.

Malone, NY 12953

SPAY/NEUTERING PROGRAM


ASPCA Spay and Neutering Grant to Assist Pet Owners

APPLICATION HERE


Thanks to a Grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)  we will be able to  provide affordable spay and neuter surgeries for income-qualified cat owners in the Malone and its surrounding communities in Franklin County. 
We are now accepting applications from  Franklin County residents, who meet the guidelines of this program and wish to have their cats spayed or neutered. 
Applications will be accepted and approved while funds are available or until the Grant End Date!!
Guidelines for Applicants 
F
ranklin County Residents ONLY!!

Ø   Must be a cat or kitten(limit 2 per Household)

Ø  The cat or kitten must NOT have been imported from outside the state.

Ø   Applicant must be a NYS resident (proof required)

Ø   Applicant must meet the low income requirement or be receiving benefits from one of the following programs: (proof required)

·    -food stamps

·    -supplemental security income for the aged (SSI, SSD)

·    -blind and disabled 

·    -low-incoming housing assistance

·    -Family Assistance

·    -Safety Net Assistance  or Heap

·    -Medical Assistance
·    -other similar programs suggested by the applicant 

 

Ø   Adoption from a government shelter or non-profit animal welfare organization in NYS will require proof of low-income assistance and adoption form from an eligible shelter.

 

Ø   Cats or kittens adopted from organizations whose adoption fees include the cost of spay/neuter services are NOT eligible for spay/neuter services through grant projects

 

 

Ø   Any veterinary services beyond the spay/neuter is the financial responsibility of the applicant.

 

Ø  Applicant will be required to forward a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment to Focus on Ferals when application is submitted.  Payment through PayPal also accepted. www.paypal.me/focusonferals (specify:   Spay/Neuter Deposit)

 

Ø   If applicant is seeking assistance for a feral/stray cat for which they are caregiving, applicant must be sure cat is available the morning of surgery.  This may require trapping or confining the cat a day or two before the scheduled surgery date.  


    Ø   If applicant is unable to make scheduled appointment, a 48 hour notice is required.  This will allow us time to schedule             a cat from the waiting list.

 

Ø   If applicant is a “no show” for scheduled appointment, without adequate (48 hour) prior notification to Focus on Ferals, applicant will NOT be allowed to reapply during the next quarters.  We have too many deserving cats on a waiting list.

 

Ø   Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed or accepted and the $10 payment will NOT be refunded!!  No Exceptions!    CATS SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE VET CLINIC IN AN APPROPRIATE CAT CARRIER!  


How to Apply 


         Required items**  SEND ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW.  INCOMPLETE PACKETS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED

·      Spay/Neuter application 

·      Award/Eligibility Letter from Social Services/Government Program (proof of benefits)or proof of income.
(Pay stub or first page of 2019 Income Tax Form)

·      proof of NYS and County residency 

·      $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment (checks or money orders should be made out to Focus on Ferals

 

              To Apply Online:

 

1.      complete the application Here and Submit.

 

2.      Scan and email your proof of Social Services Benefits, Social Security  or 2019 Income Tax Return, NYS residency and/or adoption form (if cat/kitten was adopted from NYS shelter or rescue) and email to savinglives@focusonferalstoday.com with the following format in the subject line:  First and last name/ supplementary documents   ie. Jane Smith/Spay/Neuter  supplementary documents

 

3.     Snail mail the required $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment to Focus on Ferals PO Box 274 Brainardsville, NY 12915.   Checks & Money Orders can be made to Focus on Ferals with “spay/neuter” written on the memo line.  Applications will NOT be approved without the $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment.

 

4.     Once all **required items** have been received, approved applicants will be notified by phone or email (if provided).   A surgery appointment shall be scheduled by the applicant,  and we will mail you the voucher to present to the vet clinic at the time of the appointment. 

 

To Apply by Mail:

1.     Visit our website at www.focusonferalstoday.com/uploads/spay_application_Rev.pdf  to print a hard copy of the application OR call  at 518-484-8189 and we will mail you the application.  

2.     Complete the application, include proof of Social Services Benefits, Social Security  or 2019 Income Tax Return, and NYS residency plus  a $10 NONREFUNDABLE payment and mail to Focus on Ferals PO Box 274 Brainardsville, NY 12915.  

3.     Applications will NOT be approved without the $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment!

 

Once all **required items** have been received, approved applicants will be notified by phone or email (if provided).  Applicant (you) will schedule a surgery appointment and when appointment is scheduled,  we will mail you the voucher to present to the vet clinic at the time of appointment. 


Any questions please contact our Project Coordinator at 518-483-8189 

Income Guideline, if not receiving SSI or SSDI, 
or any Government assistance

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