Past Events & Press Releases
Grant to Fund Affordable Spay/Neuter for Pets
Haywood Spay/Neuter (HS/N) is pleased to announce that they have received a prestigious
Bernice Barbour Foundation grant to assist with spay and neuter services. The Bernice Barbour
Foundation supports initiatives that are focused on addressing the pet overpopulation crisis in
this country. Through their generosity HS/N will be able to provide cost-free spay and neuter
services to those that financially qualify through their annual spring “Beat the Heat” program.
The Mayors of Boojum
Presiding as the Dog Mayor at Boojum Taproom is such a “ruff” job they decided to pick two co-mayors this year (not to mention they tied in funds raised for Haywood Spay/Neuter). Saturday these dogs, Sully owned by Linda and Glenn Witte and Bozlee owned by Laura Blevins were sworn into office.
Haywood Spay/Neuter Receives Grant From Community Cats Podcast
Haywood Spay/Neuter is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $1000.00 grant from the Community Cats Podcast organization to spay and neuter
friendly, homeless cats in Haywood County.
Yappy Hour Fundraiser Success
The inaugural “Yappy Hour” fundraiser, held by Haywood Spay/Neuter (HSN) last Friday, had a sold-out crowd of over 160 people.
The event, which had over 31 individual and business sponsors (including the host venue Maggie Valley Club and Resort), was not only successful, but served to spread the word about the important services that HSN provides.
On June 8th , Haywood Spay/Neuter announced the start of Roxy’s Fund
at their successful Yappy Fund raiser at Maggie Valley Country Club. Roxy, who was the
“keynote speaker, is a PTSD service dog for Justin Tucker, a disabled vet. She met all the
attendees at Yappy Hour and made quite an impression. Roxy’s Fund will provide free surgery, rabies and micro chips
for those veterans who qualify for the program.
Nearly 500 Cats Helped in Haywood County
Haywood Spay/Neuter fixed and vaccinated 497 free-roaming cats in the county for the nine months between July 2017 and April 2018 thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities.
Stray and free-roaming community cats are trapped, examined, vaccinated, and sterilized through Haywood Spay/Neuter's Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. TNR has helped over 7,000 cats since 2009 when Haywood Spay/Neuter launched its current program.
Celebrate 42 Years of Animal Welfare at Yappy Hour, June 8th
Haywood Spay/Neuter is proud to present their inaugural Yappy Hour fundraiser, Friday, June 8th at 5:30 pm at the Maggie Valley Club and Resort. Friends of dogs and cats will gather to support the important work of Haywood Spay/Neuter while enjoying exquisite hors d’oeuvres, taking part in dog/cat trivia, a wine pull, and a live auction with original art work by Margaret Roberts and golf and entertainment outings up for bid.
Haywood Spay/Neuter Receives Grant for Trap-Neuter-Return
The Binky Foundation’s mission is “Helping People Help Animals” and they recently awarded Haywood Spay/Neuter a First Steps grant for one-time purchase of equipment for its Trap-Neuter-Return Program. More...|
February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Every year, animal shelters like the
Haywood County Animal Shelter are inundated with stray and surrendered puppies and kittens
that are the result of unplanned litter.
In fact, national studies have found that among pet owners who indicate that their pets had a
least one litter, 59% of cat owners and 38% of dog owners described the litter as
“unintentional” or “accidental”. More...|
Haywood Spay/Neuter: Another Successful Year – Getting Ready for Success in 2018!
Haywood Spay/Neuter is starting the New Year with free microchips for those pets going
through their low cost spay/neuter service thanks to a grant from Bissell Pet Foundation. Last
year HAYWOOD SPAY/NEUTER provided 1,588 surgeries for Haywood County residents
including 95 through their Operation Pit program and 626 free roaming cats under their
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. More...|
Bissell Pet Foundation awards Grant for microchips to Haywood Spay/Neuter
Haywood Spay/Neuter has received a grant to cover the cost of 1000 found Animal microchips from the Bissell pet foundation. “We are excited about this Grant as we intend offer it free to all pets signed up for spay/neuter services at Haywood Spay/Neuter,” said Scarlette Heatherly administrator. More...|