Gulf Coast Community Foundation is proud to launch FIXED For Life, a program to help residents in George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone counties spay and neuter their pets at no cost. Residents in these counties can apply online for FIXED for Life vouchers during February, which is also Spay and Neuter Awareness Month.

About the Program

To make this program accessible to as many households as possible, there will be certain restrictions, including income level and a limit of two pets per household. Selection for vouchers will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will depend on availability of funds.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is partnering with animal welfare agencies in the lower six counties for the FIXED for Life program. The agencies include the following: Dixie Adoptables in George County, Friends of the Animal Shelter in Hancock County, Humane Society of South Mississippi in Harrison County, Friends of Jackson County Animal Shelter, Pearl River County SPCA, and Stone County SPCA.

FIXED for Life is made possible by the Jack A. and Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund, which is administered by GCCF. Since 2001, this fund has provided grants to help save countless animals’ lives, both domestic and wild, and to help control the population of cats and dogs in South Mississippi through spay-and-neuter vouchers. More than $1 million in grants has been awarded from the fund since its establishment.

Participating Agencies

Why is it important to spay and neuter your pets?

An intact dog can produce an average of two litters in one year, and depending on the size and breed, a dog can become pregnant as early as 4 months old.  The average number of puppies in a canine litter is six to 10, and up to 508 puppies can be born from one intact female dog and her offspring in seven years. An intact cat can become pregnant as early as 4 months old and can produce an average of three litters in one year. The average number of kittens in a feline litter is four to six, and up to 4,948 kittens can be born from one intact female cat and her offspring in seven years.

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About Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity that has been serving the people of South Mississippi since 1989. The Foundation’s primary mission is to increase philanthropy by assisting donors in establishing endowments and legacy giving plans, making grants to worthy causes, and providing leadership in response to the community’s changing needs. Over the years, the GCCF has been a leader in addressing the most pressing needs in the community, from disaster relief and recovery to supporting education and child welfare initiatives. To learn more about Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the important work it does in the community, please visit mgccf.org.

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