The Scranton Area Community Foundation to Host Free Spay and Neuter Program Members News September 12, 2023 The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is launching a free dog spay and neuter program for eligible participants in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties, made possible because of a recent Bob Jones Dog Trust grant.The program will help eligible participants get their pet dog spay/neuter surgeries at no cost. This program is open to those who live in Lackawanna or Luzerne County and have a dog over the age of six months. Participants must prove eligibility before surgery is provided. To qualify for the program, participants must submit a copy of one of the following documents: Access Card award letter, dated utility receipt showing LIHEAP assistance, SSD/SSI award letter, PACE card, WIC card, or Medicaid card. This program is first come, first served until the grant funding is depleted.Interested participants can email AWC@safdn.org to apply. The services will be at the NEPA Rescue Veterinary Clinic at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, 336 Oak Drive in Dalton.The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is dedicated to bettering the life and care of pets in Northeastern Pennsylvania. “By providing this free spay and neuter program, the Collaborative will not only be able to get local dogs critical veterinary care, but we will also be able to keep more dogs from being surrendered to local shelters and rescues,” stated Bella Ceccoli, the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Coordinator. “The need for affordable spay and neuter services is great within our community, and this program, made possible because of a grant from the Bob Jones Dog Trust, will help eligible participants get their pets the services they need,” added Ceccoli. For more information about the spay and neuter program, please contact Bella Ceccoli, Scranton Area Community Foundation’s NEPA Animal Welfare Coordinator at AWC@safdn.org.