(via Liberty Humane Society)
Exchange Physical Therapy Group teamed up with Liberty Humane Society and raised over $100,000 for the non-profit animal shelter to further expand New Jersey’s first low-cost spay and neuter program that will serve Hudson County.
Exchange Physical Therapy Group with locations in Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken, hosted their second major fundraiser at Harborside JC last week, and through ticket sales and corporate donations raised $100,000 to maintain the service through the end of 2020. The November fundraiser is in addition to the $130,000 raised in 2018 to purchase the vehicle and provide for up front costs to operate.
“When we learned about this situation and that a solution was within reach, we immediately knew we had to help,” said Jaclyn Fulop, owner of Exchange Physical Therapy Group. “As a board member for Liberty Humane I was able to see what a profoundly positive impact the program we launched last year had on the residents of Jersey City and Hoboken. We were able to save hundreds of animals lives by purchasing the spay/neuter truck and provided 1502 surgeries, our goal this year is to provide 2,000 surgeries for people in need.”
“I cannot emphasize enough how important this program is in moving our community forward and reducing the number of pets on the streets and in shelters ,” said Irene Borngraeber, Executive Director of Liberty Humane Society. “Of the 6.5 Million companion animals who enter shelters each year only 10% of them are spayed or neutered. That puts enormous stress on our shelter system. Jaclyn’s commitment to making affordable spay/neuter accessible to all moves us significantly closer to a time when every local companion animal has a home.”
For more information on the program please visit https://www.libertyhumane.org/. Eligible pet owners would pay $10 to spay or neuter their dog or cat.
“We are really excited to work with Liberty Humane Society on this project as we know that it can make an important and lasting impact not only for the animals, but the pet owners as well,” said Jaclyn Fulop. “After my dog Chloe passed this October I am going to continue to work hard and fundraise in her memory, as she was truly the inspiration behind this program.”
Liberty Humane in partnership with Exchange Physical Therapy Group will continue to raise funds for this program over the next year. Donations can be made here.