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Purrfect Pals Receives Grant for Spay/Neuter Voucher Program

Purrfect Pals has received a $4500 grant award from The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies (The Federation), which will enable about 70 cats from low income families to receive spay/neuter surgeries.

“Purrfect Pals is pleased to partner with The Federation to provide these vital spay/neuter surgeries and improve the quality of life for animals and their guardians in Snohomish, Skagit and Island Counties,” notes Executive Director Kathleen Olson. “These funds match a grant received earlier this year from a private foundation, so our Spay Neuter Voucher Program should be able to help about 150 cats this year.”

The funds for this grant award are made possible by the sale of Washington State SPAY ~ NEUTER ~ ADOPT license plates. In an effort to be proactive regarding the pet overpopulation problem, revenue from the sale of these license plates has been earmarked through an agreement with the State of Washington for spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Washington State.

A new license plate design was released in 2019 for the program. Here is a link to the Washington State Depart of Licensing with information on ordering one of the WE LOVE OUR PETS plates:

Since 2007, The Federation has awarded more than $615,000 in license plate grant funds to qualifying animal welfare organizations throughout Washington State. These funds have enabled the completion of nearly 20,500 spay/neuter surgeries for pets of low-income households and feral or free-roaming cats.

Through prevention programs like the Spay Neuter Voucher Fund, Purrfect Pals works to end pet homelessness by reducing the number of unwanted litters. For information, contact the Spay Neuter Voucher Program Coordinator at or 360-652-9611.


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