IVHS & SPCA to offer free pet wellness to dogs and cats living in Pomona’s 91766 District
Pomona, CA, July 15, 2015— The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA is set to introduce its Healthy Pets Resource Program (HPRP) to pet owners living in the Central District of Pomona on September 1st, 2015. The Central District is a neighborhood that IVHS hopes to help with this fully funded program.
PetSmart Charities® has awarded IVHS $134,000 as start up funding to implement this community-based program. IVHS will be offering more than 800 free dog and cat sterilizations, vaccinations, flea treatments and much more to any pet living in this 91766 neighborhood. All efforts will be led by a full-time Pet Resource Coordinator.
As part of this innovative program, IVHS will be working with community leaders and local business to spread the word about these free services, available only to pets living in this targeted neighborhood. The Central District in Pomona is a 1.5 sq mile area that extends from the 71 freeway to Towne Ave, between Mission Blvd and Phillips Blvd. This area is home to thousands of unaltered animals and is a significant source of the shelter’s animal population.
“The Central District of Pomona was chosen because it is one of most economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse communities in which we serve. This is an amazing opportunity to reach out and help the people and pets of this neighborhood all the while helping IVHS Get to Zero”, explains Bill Harford, President/CEO of IVHS.
This program is set to launch in September 2015 and will last 12 months. Free spay and neuter surgeries will be performed by the Lucy Foundation. IVHS’s shelter clinic will also assist in performing additional surgeries. Semi-annual free clinics will also be held throughout the year and are open to any resident living in this community.
For more information, please visit www.ivhsspca.org or call 909-623-9777, ext. 608.
The Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing protection, shelter and medical care to abandoned and injured animals of our community.