Paco’s Pantry, a Shingletown nonprofit organization was awarded a grant from the Bissell foundation.
Paco’s Pantry began in 2009 as a food bank for dogs and cats assisting low income families in Shasta and Tehama Counties.
In 2012 they added the Paco’s spay and Neuter Program. The focus of the program is to provide assistance to low income households that are unable to afford the cost of spay and neutering their dogs and cats.
CEO of Paco’s Pantry Cliff Steussie said there has been an overpopulation of pets and he decided to do something about it.
Steussie said they received over $25,000 in grants from corporate foundations and animal rights groups, and said he is thankful that the Bissell Foundation decided to donate.
"We have a lot of problems, people don't want their dogs fixed they don’t want their boys fixed and also people want to breed their dogs one time before they have them fixed," said Steussie.
Last year 300 dogs and cats were neutered or spayed because of the program.
For more information you can go to: www.pacospantry.org or call (530) 474-1503.