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You Can Make A Difference (YCMAD)

You Can Make A Difference (YCMAD) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to tackle pet overpopulation and prevent animal neglect, abuse and abandonment in Gadsden county, Northern Florida. With 20% of the population living below the poverty line, many residents here face a major problem; the lack of affordable vet services to be able to spay, neuter and vaccinate their pets or to provide them with necessary emergency veterinary care. As a result, many animals are surrendered to shelters and/or euthanized each year, many because of treatable medical conditions. In order to tackle this issue, YCMAD have implemented a veterinary assistance voucher scheme, that provides fund-pairing or complete coverage in cases of veterinary need to qualifying families. Dogs Trust USA is supporting YCMAD on this programme, to help provide low cost spay/neuter, vaccination, heartworm treatment, emergency care and surgery services to dog owners of Gadsden County. The overall objective is to see a reduction in the number of dogs that are still being euthanized at the local animal control facility.

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