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Have a good time neighborhood teamwork with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is celebrating the neighborhood teamwork underway to assist handle neighborhood cat populations.  

We held our first free TNR (trap-neuter-return) clinic on the Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital in Stouffville on Nov. 24. We also supply spay/neuter companies for feral cats by way of our spay/neuter companies and The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Cellular Animal Wellness Companies unit. This free occasion is an extra step in our spay/neuter assist efforts. The day was made doable due to the generosity of supporters donating to our Neighborhood Cat Program, which allowed us to spay and neuter 27 cats – 19 of which had been females! If the typical feminine neighborhood cat can have three litters per yr, with a mean of 4 kittens per littler, and has a lifespan of about 5 years, that’s 60 kittens one cat can produce in her lifetime. One spay/neuter occasion helped stop an estimated 1,140 offspring! 

Neighborhood cats are unsocialized cats that originated from our unfixed pet cats that had been deserted or misplaced, and now name outdoors their dwelling. They dwell outside, which may be difficult with out the assistance of a colony caretaker to offer meals/water, shelter, and naturally, sterilization and vaccinations. It takes a neighborhood to work collectively in managing and offering TNR companies to feral cat colonies. The Ontario SPCA is proud to be part of that neighborhood.   

“I’m thrilled that we’re lastly capable of supply this chance to our native TNR teams which were taking over this difficult work for years! It’s been a big objective of mine to have the ability to assist these teams on a bigger scale.  We’re all working in direction of one objective – doing what’s proper for our neighborhood cats. This program shouldn’t be solely a win for the cats, but additionally strengthens {our relationships} inside our communities,” says Monica Seto, Supervisor, Shelter Well being & Wellness on the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. 

Learn extra about our neighborhood cat assist packages on our weblog. 

Caring for cats for free of charge 

“The colony caretakers are very appreciative of getting the cats they take care of being vetted with no price to them as they can not afford the vet prices and/or have little alternative to get the cats to a vet,” Janice Jones-Skinner, a member of the Kawartha Lakes Neighborhood Cats TNRM Committee, says of the TNR Day. “This clinic assured these cats of returning healthfully to their colonies and they won’t be reproducing.” 

We’re very grateful to have the ability to proceed to assist our Neighborhood Cat TNR teams wherever doable. We hope to have the ability to proceed these free TNR days within the new yr, with a objective of alternating month-to-month between our two spay/neuter companies areas in Stouffville and Barrie.  

“We now have helped far more cats than common this yr and located ourselves with no assets to assist any extra. Your free spay/neuter day allowed us to TNR a number of extra cats at a trailer park that’s overrun with cats that we’ve been chipping away at for various years,” says Eva McDowell of the Georgina Feral Cat Committee. 

If you need to donate to our neighborhood cat assist packages, click on this hyperlink.


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