In June of 2016, Lee's Paws and Claws and the Shirley Yeager Animal Friends Foundation received a grant through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. The grant provided funding to spay, neuter, and vaccinate shelter animals so they could be adopted at a reduced cost to area families and residents. The grant covered surgical costs for 59 cats and dogs. Most of these animals have since been adopted into families. Typical costs to the shelter to prepare an animal for adoption is $120-$200. Because of this grant, animals have been available for a reduced cost of $20-$80. Providing healthy companion animals to local residents promotes happy homes and community wellness.
With the grant funding ending, we hope to find additional sources of funding to continue offering reduced adoption fees to area residents. IF you are interested in sponsoring an animals reduced adoption fees, email us!
The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas hosts individual charitable funds, created by donors who have a passion for giving back to their community. Grants from the funds assist people throughout Southeast Kansas and many charities beyond Kansas. Call the Foundation, 620-231-8897 with questions about the Community Foundation and its many services available for donors.
The Lee's Paws and Claws Adoption Event held at the Western Senior Living Building was an amazing success!! Hundreds of visitors stopped by The Western to visit the shelter animals. Five puppies were pre-adopted, five shelter dogs found new homes, and four cats went to their furever families. A huge thank you to the visitors, staff, and volunteers who made this event possible.