LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Spay Campbell County is hosting a Summer virtual 5K fundraiser to benefit local spay and neuter programs for Campbell County. The virtual 5K is part of the Runners Stay Strong Virtual Race Series. Multiple virtual races are being organized across the nation to help local non profits, which are seeing decreased donations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus interfering with fundraisers. The Runners Stay Strong Virtual Race Series is a way for runners and walkers all over the country to “join together during this time of isolation in support of their local charities and organizations.”
Join a fun run, at your own pace, place and time, and help this local non profit help local Campbell County animals. Online registration and race time is from July 4-11. It is $15 to register, with 100 percent of the registration fees going to SpayCC. Their is an optional “swag package” that includes a T-shirt and more for an additional $15. Registration for the fundraiser closes July 11 at 10 p.m. All registrants must run their virtual race by 11:59 p.m. July 11. Registrants may begin running July 4 at noon. Registrants will record their time and submit their results for posting. Proceeds raised during the event will be matched by the Tennessee Spay Neuter Coalition. For more information about the event, or to register, visit SpayCCtnpets.com and follow the sign up instructions for the virtual 5K.
SpayCC is a 501c3 organization formed in 2016 to address the overpopulation of unwanted, abandoned cats and dogs in Campbell County communities.
It is an all volunteer organization, with no paid positions and no building or facility. SpayCC is NOT affiliated with any other non-profit in the area. SpayCC Programs are funded by donations, fundraising and grants.
SpayCC works with two local, privately owned, veterinary clinics: LaFollette Veterinary Services and Jacksboro Veterinary Services. The non-profit gets special discounted rates, approximately 50% less of the normal cost, for spay/neuter services, plus free, 1 year, rabies vaccination the day of service, that are the basis of both of the organizations main programs..
The Low Cost program is open to Campbell County residents with income of $55,000 or less, the cost for a dog, under 70lbs, is $75, males over 70lbs are $1 extra per pound over, and females are an extra $1.50 per lb over 70lbs. Cats $65. This includes a free, 1 year, rabies vaccination the day of service, and there are no heat fees.
The Assistance Program is open to Campbell County residents with income of $35,000 or less. The owner cost for a dog, under 70lbs, is $35, with SpayCC subsidizing $40 for a total of $75, owner cost for a cat is $30, with SpayCC subsidizing $35, for a total of $65. This includes a free, 1 year, rabies vaccination the day of service.
As of April 30, 2020, SpayCC has assisted with the spay or neutering of 2,141 animals in Campbell County communities.
SpayCC is always in need of volunteers to assist with sign up days, fundraising events, our community awareness events.
Monetary donations can be made online through paypal or checks can be mailed.
SpayCC can be contacted via at SpayCCPets@gmail.com or by postal service at SpayCC, P.O. Box 644, LaFollette, Tennessee 37766. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/29/2020-6AM)