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Emergency fundraiser to help Indiana veterinary clinics during pandemic

Posted at 5:36 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 18:44:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A new campaign in Indiana is working to help veterinary clinics struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spray-Neuter Services of Indiana launched The Fix is IN! Crisis Relief Fund to provided clinics with $100,000 in emergency funding, according to a press release.

Many of the non-profit clinics in the state operate on a tight budget and are facing economic hardship, like many other businesses, due to the stay-at-home order, according to the release.

The funds raised will help the organization certify more clinics to spray and neuter and help them fill their surgery scheduled to receive financial compensation for surgeries shelter animals need, according to the release.

"Once they are done they will have a backlog of people that need to have those animals fixed before they can move them to their permanent homes," Cheri Storms, executive director for SNSI, said. "We also have community cats in the field that are reproducing this is the time of year, spring time, when Momma cats have a lot of litters. It's a really bad time to not be able to do the surgeries."

To help SNSI reach its $100,000 goal, you can visit its website or Facebook page.