South County Animal Rescue was
established to provide rescue and assistance for domestic animals. Our goal
is to significantly reduce the homeless population of domestic animals in
South County through safe rescue and adoption services, awareness and education. We strive to establish relationships with
other rescue agencies and collaborate to save more lives.
The Big Idea
South County Animal Rescue provides
rescue and assistance for domestic animals. Their current project, “Spays Not
Strays,” offers vouchers for free spay and neuter surgeries for South
Monterey County pet owners, as well as every stray animal taken in for
placement. By utilizing discounts offered by our local veterinarian partners
and by working to bring the SNIP BUS to Soledad, they are stretching dollars
to meet the demand. Every pet that has surgery is one more animal that will
not produce a litter that could potentially end up in a shelter or abandoned
on the street. Additionally, they offer free microchipping to every animal
that is altered through their voucher program.
Thanks to the voucher program and the
efforts of SCAR, a desperately needed service is being provided to our area
by reducing the abandoned animal population. This project gives access to
services some households may not be able to afford, as well as immediately
addressing a necessary decrease in the amount of unwanted pets.
- Celestina Ripley