The Benton-Franklin Humane Society received a $3,000 grant this week from the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies, known as The Federation.
The money will be used for spay and neuter surgeries for animals waiting to be adopted at the humane society, said Elaine Allison, director of the Kennewick facility.
The grant money is made possible by the sale of Washington State 'We Love Our Pets' license plates.
Revenue from the sale of the specialized license plates are earmarked for spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats at nonprofit agencies around the state.
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The Federation has awarded more than $375,000 in grants to qualifying animal welfare agencies since 2007. The humane society has been helping homeless pets find loving homes since 1966.