The Northern Chautauqua Com-munity Foundation has announced the establishment of the Fix Your Feline Fund. The fund has been created to address the issue of feline overpopulation in the Dunkirk and Fredonia communities. Beginning in January, small grants will be available from the fund for two purposes.
First, funds will be available to help low income individuals pay the spaying or neutering fee for their pet cats. Grants in the amount of up to $50 for neutering and up to $75 for spaying are available on a first come, first serve basis. The grants are available to individuals and families who reside in the Dunkirk and Fredonia communities. To apply for assistance, visit the NCCF's website at www.nccfoundation.org or call 366-4892.
The second purpose will be to promote the benefits of spaying and neutering through educational projects. Not-for-profit animal welfare organizations are encouraged to apply. Projects should educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering. To apply for funding, a letter of interest should be sent to the NCCF. Included in the letter should be the amount requested, a budget and the number of people and/or pets impacted.
Funds are limited and tax deductible contributions to the fund are welcomed. Contributions may be sent to 212 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk; to give online visit www.nccfoundation.org.