Potter League Wins $30K Pet Medical Cost Grant


Foundation: Rhode Island Foundation

"By assisting those with the greatest need, we alleviate the burden on pet owners, sparing them from difficult decisions about prioritizing veterinary expenses over other necessities or facing the heartbreaking choice of relinquishing their pets due to financial constraints," says Brad Shear, CEO of the Potter League Spay and Neuter Clinic in Warwick, RI.

The nonprofit has received a $30,000 pet medical cost grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to help low-income pet owners pay for surgeries and transportation, reports the Providence Journal.

In the past year, the clinic has performed 5,689 spay or neuter surgeries, which is substantially higher than in 2022.

The demand for care is growing for various reasons, including increased public awareness of Potter's services, a rise in referrals from private veterinary practices, and an increasing financial strain on pet owners, Shear says.

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