$15,000 donation will fund spay and neuter

KINGMAN - Mohave County Animal Control has received a $15,000 donation from an anonymous person who recognized the seriousness of the overpopulation of animals in Mohave County and requested their donation to be used for the spay and neuter program.

Beginning Friday, 333 vouchers for $45 will be available to Mohave County residents. The maximum is two per household, and those who receive the voucher will have 45 days to redeem them toward a spay or neuter procedure. Vouchers are at the Mohave County Animal Control office at 950 Buchanan St. in Kingman, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The vouchers are accepted by most Kingman veterinarians.

In the past, volunteers from the Sheriff's Office, Animal Control, local animal welfare groups and citizens have conducted fundraising events to generate donations to help keep the program going. Animal Control personnel occasionally have to stop issuing vouchers because the funds literally run out.

Those wishing to make a private donation should contact Trish Carter at (928) 753-0755. Support Spay and Neuter efforts across Arizona by ordering a pet-friendly plate at www.azpetplates.org or call Arizona Department of Transportation at (800) 251-5866.