Statistics say that out of 80,000 cats, if half are females and having 2 litters each year, in 5 years this could result in 800,000 extra cats on our streets!
So how do we stabilize cats and keep them from overpopulation?
When we first featured Alley Cat Rescue on the Paw-Talk blog, we spoke to Maggie Funkhouser about the best ways to save and stabilze alley cats from the street. But what better way to do so then prevent unwanted litters from happening in the first place. That's where Alley Cat Rescue's newest projects comes in.
While the Humane Society of the United States celebrates its 16th annual Spay Day on February 23rd, Alley Cat Rescue, eager to make their own contribution, will be celebrating their own Spay Day on February 25th and 26th by offering a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for domestic and feral cats. It's just $30 to sterilize and vaccinate your cat! Who can beat that?
that this special day will be a way to establish more vet-client relationships when clients are feral cat caretakers. Unfortunately, not all vets are willing to help and treat feral cats. Perhaps with the conception of FFCSD this may all soon change.
That's not all! In April, the organization will be running a special Free Feral Cat Spay Day geared specifically towards feral cats. At least 120 vets across the US will be offering at least 2 free spays/neuters of feral cats to the public. Their hope is
But if 40,000 vets respond Alley Cat Rescue's appeal, 80,000 cats will be fixed and the subsequent success of these clinics will keep thousands of unwanted animals from being born.
This is truly the first step to fighting cat overpopulation.
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