The Mercer County Spay Association (MCSA) was founded to prevent the births of unwanted dogs and cats. The majority of these unfortunate unwanted animals must ultimately be euthanized in our county shelter each year due to lack of homes for them. Mercer County has a significant problem with the overpopulation of unwanted animals.
However, since our inception in September of 1997, as a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, we have provided funds for the spaying/neutering of almost 13,200 dogs and cats. By doing so, have spared, perhaps, tens of thousands of these unfortunate animals’ unwanted offspring the deplorable existence of homeless lives.
We believe spaying and neutering to be the only way to intelligently and humanely address the problem of animal overpopulation. We have employed the assistance of four local veterinary clinics. The veterinarians at these clinics have agreed to provide low-cost spay/neuter services. This low-cost procedure is available to all qualifying persons who contact the MCSA and live in Mercer County or surrounding counties.
As an all-volunteer group, 100% of our funds are applied toward the spaying/neutering of dogs/cats. As volunteers, we absorb the operational costs of running the MCSA program. Our work not only reduces the suffering of untold numbers of dogs and cats, but it also helps in reducing the cost necessary to run the Mercer County Animal Shelter. This then benefits the residents of Mercer County who pay taxes, as this reduces the tax dollars needed to run the Mercer County Shelter.
In order to fund our MCSA program and educate the public, we hold yard sales; join in street fairs/flea markets, enlist the support of local businesses, provide volunteer made catnip mice to be sold at the participating veterinary clinics, and sell various volunteer made food items. We also seek assistance from animal based organizations when grants are available.