The ASPCA announced on June 11, 2007, a $300,000 donation to the Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina’s National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT), located in Asheville, N.C. The pledge will provide organizations with a strategic training program and facilitators to mentor the opening and operation of 12 new, high-volume spay and neuter clinics in 2007.
Since its inception, the Humane Alliance clinic has reduced Asheville’s euthanasia rate by 72 percent. Twenty-two organizations have applied to open clinics and a minimum of 12 of the 22 will open this year, partnering with local animal shelters and rescues in their regions.
Since the NSNRT initiative began in 2005, the Humane Alliance’s teams of facilitators have mentored 21 organizations across the nation to successfully implement its model and sterilize 200,000 animals in just two years.
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