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New Leash on Life awarded $10K grant

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BISSELL Pet Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to New Leash on Life to assist in the Lebanon non-profit's efforts to prevent pet overpopulation while helping residents facing economic hardship.

The grant will allow New Leash on Life to help 260 low-income pet owners with spay/neuter surgeries. The pet owners cannot otherwise afford the procedures, meaning their pets are at a higher risk of producing unplanned litters.

Proactive spaying/neutering addresses the root cause of animal overpopulation by preventing unwanted litters, which in turn reduces the number of animals brought to local shelters and possibly euthanized.

"This grant will keep our community animals happy, healthy and homed," Rina Eighmey of New Leash on Life said. "We would not be able to provide this spay/neuter assistance without BISSELL Pet Foundation's help."

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to animal welfare organizations with the goal of finding every pet a loving home. Since its inception in 2011, the foundation has given more than $3 million in support to organizations like New Leash on Life.

"The greatest reward is to help shelters save thousands of animals' lives each year by supporting their spay/neuter efforts,' BISSELL Pet Foundation founder Cathy Bissell said. "We hope to see the day when every pet has a loving, forever home."

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