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Rescue organization awarded grant
Pound Puppies N Kittens Inc
PPNK co-founders Julie Stein (left) and Dr. Beth Perry are pictured receiving a $7,500 grant from Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black . - photo by Submitted Photo

Local animal rescue organization Pound Puppies ‘N Kittens has received a $7,500 grant from the Department of Agriculture to fund sterilization for cats and dogs.

Pound Puppies ‘N Kittens (PPNK) was one of 19 organizations awarded a total of $125,000 from the Georgia Dog and Cat Sterilization Program grant. The program was developed to help communities burdened by the high costs of pet sterilization and to control overpopulation.

“With this grant we are going to be able to increase the number of spay and neuters we are doing,” PPNK co-founder Dr. Beth Perry said. “It will help to prevent a lot of unwanted litters.” She said PPNK plans use the grant to increasing the feral programs and offer more reduced-cost sterilizations to the community...

The Georgia Dog and Cat Sterilization Program is funded through the purchase of Dog and Cat Sterilization auto tags and by direct tax deductible donations to the program. Each year, PPNK rescues hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs from area shelters. For more information visit