A Public Problem Needs Public Funding

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A Public Problem Needs Public Funding : 

A Public Problem Needs Public Funding The Road Map SPAY/USA Oct. 2008

The challenge is… : 

The challenge is… convincing legislators to adopt and FUND a program

Starting a state-wide state-funded program getting easier. : 

Starting a state-wide state-funded program getting easier. Legislators don’t like to be the first to try anything new Show your legislators that several other states have programs: NJ, NH, ME, VT, RI, DE, IL, NY They do care what Johnny Down the Street is doing

Two major types of state-wide programs : 

Two major types of state-wide programs Referral Publicly funded State-administered grant

Who thinks this is dry? Roger doesn’t. : 

Who thinks this is dry? Roger doesn’t.

State-funded, State-run Model : 

State-funded, State-run Model Targeted at low-income Screen for eligibility using those who qualify for government aid Low co-pays Dedicated funding Centrally administered to cover whole state

Advantages : 

Advantages Steady income One program covers whole state EASY! Lazy person’s answer to spay/neuter

Drawbacks or Issues to consider : 

Drawbacks or Issues to consider Dealing with state bureaucracy Funding sources Security of funds Feral cats Price of surgeries

What would be ideal is for each state to have: : 

What would be ideal is for each state to have: A state-funded, state-wide, state-run, low-income s/n program Many small and large private s/n clinics spread around the state A state-wide 800 # referral program

We’re all different.Pick a model that works with your strengths. : 

We’re all different.Pick a model that works with your strengths.

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