- Alabama Spay/Neuter is proud to announce that PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, is sponsoring free spay/neuter surgeries to dogs and cats living in Bessemer through a program called SNIPsmart!
Qualifying, low-income households and community cat caregivers can have up to 5 dogs and cats fixed for free. Households must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Medicaid, Disability, WIC, SNAP, Welfare, SSI, Hardship Determination Program, and TANF. Stray or feral cats also qualify for free spay/neuter surgery. These community cats need to be dropped off and picked up in a humane cat trap (no squirrel traps) on Mondays or Tuesdays. All stray, neighborhood cats will be ear tipped to show that they have been sterilized and have a caregiver. Dogs and cats which aren’t current on their rabies vaccination will receive one and the owner will be charged $16 per animal receiving a vaccination.
To schedule your appointment or for more details about SNIPsmart please call Alabama Spay/Neuter at 205-956-0012 or 1-877-334-9738.
- Alabaster Community Give Backers is a community based volunteer organization whose goal is to help anyone in need. Whether it’s a single parent, a senior who is struggling financially, or someone who has suffered a loss due to a natural disaster such as a fire or storm, Alabama Community Give Backers seeks to reach out in a tangible way. We accept: clothing, furniture, kitchen items and new items such as underwear, socks, and diapers for both adults and children. We also collect scrap metal to sell to provide money for our rent and utilities. Volunteers are also needed to help sort items and do other various jobs. To contact Alabaster Give Backers for drop off locations, to volunteer, or to learn about specific needs call John at 205-206-3866
- STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading) – is a local nonprofit that serves 12 Birmingham City Schools, providing one-on-one tutoring for second graders who need help in reading.
STAIR is looking for volunteers who can commit to tutor one afternoon a week, after school for 1 ½ hours. Training is provided and no teaching experience is needed. Volunteer tutors can choose a location that is convenient for them. For more information or to sign up visit www.stairbirmingham.org.