NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative to Host Mobile Spay/Neuter Events Members News July 22, 2021 The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, an initiative of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, is sponsoring a mobile spay/neuter event in partnership with Eastern PA Animal Alliance (EPAA), on July 22, 2021, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Lackawanna County at the Keyser Valley Community Center. This is the first of three mobile spay/neuter events to take place this year based on overwhelming need, sponsored by the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative. During the event, nearly 60 pre-registered applicants will be able to bring their cats (domestic or feral) during their scheduled appointment time to receive spay/neuter services at a low cost ($5 for feral cats and $10 for domestic cats). Cats will also receive rabies and distemper vaccines if needed. This event aims to provide assistance to pet owners who may be facing economic challenges to help control the pet population across the region. Due to the high demand and the maximum capacity reached for this event, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is unable to take any additional applications for appointments for the scheduled mobile spay/neuter events at this time. Reporters and members of the media are invited to attend to cover the event. A project of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative works on initiatives aimed at ensuring animals in Northeastern Pennsylvania can achieve a happy and healthy life, free from abuse and neglect. The Collaborative is composed of over 40 individuals and organizations in the animal shelter, rescue, sanctuary, and welfare community including Griffin Pond, In Pursuit of Grace, Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, and others. To learn more about the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative or to become involved, please visit the Collaborative’s website, nepaawc.org, or follow the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative on Facebook. For more information about these mobile spay/neuter events, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Communications Manager at 570-347-6203. Donations to the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative are accepted online at safdn.org or by check made payable to the Scranton Area Foundation indicating “NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Fund” in the memo mailed to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, 615 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102, Scranton, PA 18510.