Grant to help to control Richmond stray cats

(WISH Photo, file)

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana nonprofit agency will spay and neuter 1,000 cats after receiving a $23,250 grant.

The Animal Care Alliance at the HELP The Animals shelter and clinic in Richmond recently received the grant from PetSmart Charities.

Clinic manager Joyce Luckett tells the Palladium-Item ( ) that her agency received the grant in late December and already has spayed and neutered more than 100 stray cats. She says the clinic will perform nearly 5,000 spays and neuters of cats and dogs overall this year and will use the grant money on alley cats, stray cats and any other free roaming cats.

Luckett said grant dollars can used in Richmond, Centerville and Cambridge City in Wayne County and Lynn and Winchester in Randolph County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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