I would like to wholeheartedly thank The Advocate for featuring Spay Baton Rouge and our upcoming “Strive for 5,000” capital funds campaign in a recent People section article. (Sept. 27, “Group leads effort to control pet population”)

For those who have not heard about us, Spay Baton Rouge’s mission is to decrease the euthanasia of companion animals by providing affordable spay and neuter services to pets of low-income people in the greater Baton Rouge area.

The article noted that we spay and neuter 5,000 animals a year. I would like to clarify that we have spayed or neutered approximately 2,000 cats and dogs per year since our first Spay Day in 2006. In just over five and a half years, we are excited to say we are on track to do our 10,000th surgery in the next few months. It is our goal though, with the help of the community, to perform 5,000 surgeries per year. By reaching more cats and dogs, we will have an even more powerful effect on helping control the pet population in East Baton Rouge Parish, thus helping lower the pet euthanasia rate.

For more information, visit the website http://www.spaybatonrouge.org We appreciate everyone’s support.

Sandra Feuer DiTusa

founder and executive director Spay Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge