The Humane Society of Wichita County's "Beat the Heat" grant has already altered 246 animals.
The money granted must be used in July and August to spay and neuter currently owned dogs and cats.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help us control the pet population. Otherwise, these unaltered dogs run the risk of getting cancer or reproducing which normally ends up with dogs and cats being brought to the animal shelters.
The grant is from the Department of State Health Services with funds from the animal friendly license plates program.
The Humane Society can serve animals in eight Counties: Archer, Clay, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, Baylor and Young.
The grant does target pets of low income families, single parents, senior citizens, rural community residents, first time pet owners and, of course, large breed/bully breed dog owners.