In March 2013, we applied for and were awarded a grant from Ark Charities to sponsor a "Zeuterin Training Day." Zeuterin, a zinc gluconate injectable solution (and the only FDA-approved drug used for canine, non-surgical sterilization) will be on the market early in 2014. It is currently only available to nonprofit organizations such as ours and can be secured at no cost until it goes on the market. Eight area (4 local) veterinarians participated in that training day and became certified in the use of Zeuterin. In one afternoon of hands-on training session, 37 dogs were successfully "zeutered" with no adverse effects.