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SPAY-NEUTER! SAVING LIVES THROUGH PREVENTION


Spay it Forward Cannon County (SIFCC) was born in 2021. The charity was organized by Kimberly Foster Koon. Kim has lived in Cannon County all her life and has rescued animals since she was very young. She noticed as she rescued kittens year after year that the same individuals needed help. "We cannot afford to have our cat spayed", was the answer given when she asked why the cat was allowed to continue having kittens. This is when the realization that a spay and neuter program for the community was needed.


The concept of "paying it forward" was the idea. "If you have been blessed enough to help someone spay or neuter their pet, make a donation and we will find the need".... SPAY IT FORWARD CANNON COUNTY WAS BORN! Rural Cannon County does not have an animal shelter in place, so the prevention of overpopulation is key. We applied for 501c3 status in October 2021 and was approved.


SIFCC helps with spaying and neutering individual's cats by providing financial resources or finding resources. We prioritize individuals that may not be able to afford the procedure without help. We also have an adoption program and work with adoption partners to save as many as we can. We provided some kind of service (Spay/neuter, rescue, rescue placement) to over 460 cats in Cannon County from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.


We also believe in helping our community and feral cats. We have an active community/feral cat program that involves Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR). TNR is the best way to control population, prevent disease, and stop suffering in cat colonies.


OUR MISSION:

OUR MISSION IS TO END OVERPOPULATION AND SUFFERING OF CATS IN CANNON COUNTY THROUGH LOW COST OR FREE SPAY AND NEUTER, PROMOTE PET OWNER AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, TO PROVIDE EDUCATION, AND TO RESCUE ADOPTABLE CATS FROM COMMUNITY COLONIES WHENEVER POSSIBLE. OUR MISSION WILL ENCOURAGE GOOD HUMANITARIANISM, RESPECT FOR LIFE, AND HELP ELIMINATE EUTHANASIA, ABUSE, AND NEGLECT OF UNWANTED CATS IN OUR RURAL TENNESSEE COMMUNITY.


Why spay and

neuter?


For every person born in the US, 45 cats are born, therefore we will never have enough homes without spay and neuter. Our goal is to lessen the huge gap between "homes available" and "homes needed". Around 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because they do not have a place to go. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying and neutering.


There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female) and neutering (male) your animals. It can reduce the incidence of some of the most common types of cancers, making it likelier for animals to live a longer and healthier life. It helps to prevent fighting, "spraying", and aggression. It's a win, win!


DO YOUR PART: HELP STOP OVERPOPULATION


"For every person born in the US, 45 cats are born; therefore, we will never have enough homes without spay and neuter."

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