Warren County Animal Control has grant money available for individuals wanting to adopt an animal, but lack the initial financial ability to pay the adoption fee.
“We have enough grant money available to pay the adoption fee of four to five animals,” said Animal Control director Kim Pettrey. “As with most grants, there are requirements.”
Animal Control can only use the grant money for low-income individuals.
“You have to prove you are low income,” said Pettrey. “If you get food stamps, TennCare or Medicare, you qualify and this grant can be used to pay the adoption fee.”
The facility current charges $85 for a dog and $65 for a cat, which includes the cost of having the animal spayed or neutered by a local veterinarian before it leaves the facility.
“We understand the cost is sometimes more than what people can afford to pay so we started looking for grants that would help pay that for them,” said Pettrey. “We did receive a grant for $1,000, and we have enough left for the adoption of four to five more animals.”
Animal Control has applied for a second grant to help low-income individuals with the adoption fee. However, the funds have yet to be awarded.
Warren County Animal Control is located at 169 Paws Trail. Serious inquires only may call 507-3647.