SKOWHEGAN — The Somerset Humane Society recently received an $8,000 grant through the Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. This will provide financial assistance for low income and elderly individuals for cat owners who need help altering their animals.

The Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation share the goal of bringing an end to pet overpopulation.

In order to qualify for this program participants must show proof of government assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare, Maine Care, TANF, SSI, SSDI, Food Stamps or Elderly Statues.

Participants must reside in Athens, Bingham, Brighton Plantation, Caratunk, Cambridge, Corinna, Cornville, Exeter, The Forks, West Forks, Harmony, Hartland, Highland Plantation, Jackman, Madison, Moscow, Newport, Parkman, Pleasant Ridge, Ripley, Skowhegan, St. Albans, Wellington, and unorganized territories in Somerset County. One voucher per household. to qualify for the Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. An application with a copy of proof of low income or elderly status is required at the Somerset Humane Society on Middle Road. The Society will transport the public cats to a licensed veterinarian of the Society’s choice, to be altered on a scheduled date and time.

For more information, call 474-6493.