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Free neutering of first 100 cats brought to Humane Society Oct. 24

Oct. 8, 2018
       The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPRR) will recognize National Feral Cat Day with a sterilization event Wednesday, Oct. 24.
       At its Westside-based location, the nonprofit facility “hopes to spay and neuter 100 cats in one day through our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program to help prevent cat
This handsome young feline fellow had the good fortune of being adopted from a Denver-area veterinary clinic, which led him to a happy home. But feral cats typically overpopulate, leading to difficult lives for the offspring in their colonies.
Courtesy of Jordan Family
overpopulation in our region,” said HSPPR spokesperson Gretchen Pressley in a press release.
       The public is encouraged Oct. 24 to bring any feral or community cats they know of to HSPPR headquarters at 610 Abbot Lane (near the Wal-Mart). The service for the first 100 cats will be provided at no charge. No appointment is necessary.
       People bringing cats that day should go directly to the Whiskers & Wags Training Center, located at the northwest corner of the building, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cat pickup the next day will also be from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
       Pressley continued: “A community cat can be any friendly feline who doesn't have an owner but instead is fed outside by one or many of your neighbors; the feral offspring of such a friendly feline; or barn cats or outdoor cats that live on your property but do not belong to you.”
       Explaining how TNR works, Gressley said, “TNR cats are trapped, spayed or neutered and then returned to their original location. This is the only proven method to not only gradually decrease the total number of cats in any one colony, but also to lower the number of cats and kittens contributing to cat overpopulation. The community's participation is imperative to make this happen.”
       For more information, call 473.1741, or go to hsppr.org

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Community: Humane Society)

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