Humane Alliance Presentation at April 30 FOTAS meeting: public invited
Melissa Pasciolla, training coordinator for Humane Alliance, will be the guest speaker at the April 30 meeting of the Friends of Transylvania Animals (FOTAS) Members meeting. This is an open meeting for anyone interested in spay/neuter programs and the work of FOTAS. FOTAS is working to educate Transylvania country residents about the importance of a spay and neuter program for cats and dogs. FOTAS, which helped raise money for a clean, spacious animal shelter, is now focusing on raising money to help county residents participate in the program. FOTAS Chairman Bill Briggs said ““we realized that in order to fulfill our mission of helping animals in our county, it’s vital to reduce the increasing population of stray and neglected animals.” Humane Alliance, a model spay/neuter facility in Asheville, is nationally recognized as running one of the most successful programs for low cost spay and neuter in the United States. Their operation focuses on high volume, high quality, and low cost animal sterilization. The clinic performs more than one hundred and fifty operations a day.
Humane Alliance is dedicated in its mission and has shared its expertise in spay/neuter since 1994. Humane Alliance helps other clinics establish programs and provides valuable on-site training to veterinary students and professionals, shelters, humane organizations and animal welfare groups. Humane Alliance’s National Spay/Neuter Response Team has trained and helped animal welfare organizations establish clinics in more than 140 communities nationwide. They also carry out an active public education program to educate people how to curb pet overpopulation, cut down on homelessness, and reduce euthanasia in shelters.