A non profit in Montrose that's known for saving your pets and making their vet visits affordable is now asking for your help.
The Montrose Animal Protection Agency is down to nine volunteers and needs animal lovers to help save them.
MAPA has been in business sine the 1970's and operates by a grant and donation funded voucher program. The vouchers provide financial assistance for lower income families who make less than $35,000 a year to get their pets spayed or neutered.
The president of MAPA says he and the treasurer have been picking up the slack but they can't continue to keep feral animals off the streets without help.
“We all work out of our own homes and on our own hours, we do everything on our own,” Bill Cunningham said in a phone interview. “We meet once a month and set up a criteria for the next month and as you come in the next month we look at what we've done.”
MAPA has also recently started an educational program for students in grades three through six. Two girls have created a website “Pennies For Pets” where they make toys and bones for dogs and sell them online. All of the proceeds are then donated to MAPA.
If you're interested in volunteering visit MAPA’s website.