Treats Unleashed Partners With No Kill Columbia's Spay and Neuter Project

6 years 2 months 3 hours ago Saturday, June 22 2013 Jun 22, 2013 Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:13:00 PM CDT June 22, 2013 in Continuous News
By: Rachel Wittel

COLUMBIA - No Kill Columbia is on its way to opening a new spay and neuter clinic.

Treats Unleashed sponsored the Columbia Pet Expo Unleased event at the Canine Sports Center Saturday to benefit No Kill Columbia's Spay and Neuter Project.

No Kill Columbia's Spay and Neuter Project Chair Melissa Kron said there aren't many low-cost spay and neuter clinics in the area, so establishing a new one would help prevent more than just animal homelessness.

"We felt as an animal advocacy organization, we could work on opening up a spay/neuter clinic to help out the rescues and shelter by cutting back on the amount of animals that are coming in the door and reducing the euthanasia rate," Kron said.

No Kill Columbia said they will need about 100,000 dollars for the Spay and Neuter Project to succeed, and the organization reached about one-fifth of its goal so far.

This is the first time Treats Unleashed has partnered with No Kill Columbia. Treats Unleashed Store Manager Jennifer Hartman said she's not sure how much money they will raise since this event is so new.

"I just know that the biggest donation that they've done so far is about 2,500 dollars, and I know the advertising alone in our program is over that, so we've already surpassed that amount," Hartman said.

More than 30 vendors participated in the Pet Expo, including the Central Missouri Humane Society, Columbia Second Chance and Dogs Deserve Better Rescue.

Both Hartman and Kron hope to make this an annual event.

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