Eugene Vets Vow to Sterilize 500 Ferals

 |  Apr 21st 2009  |   9 Contributions





In Eugene, Oregon, members of Lane County Veterinary Medical Association will donate their labor to spay and neuter 500 feral cats this year. Plans are to sterilize 10 to 15 cats weekly at the Greenhill Humane Society, with the shelter, the city and Lane County Animal Services supporting the efforts.


"As we head into spring, spaying and neutering is a critical part of limiting unwanted pets in our community and ultimately reducing the number of homeless animals that enter our shelter," said Tom Howard, supervisor for Lane County Animal Services. "We recognize that feral cats play a significant part in pet overpopulation."


Volunteers will place traps near large feral cat colonies, capture them and bring them in for sterilization. Sterilized cats have their ears notched to indicate that they've been altered, and are returned to their capture site.


To learn more about feral cats, visit The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon.



[PHOTO CREDIT: The Oregonian]

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