We all can agree that outdoor, community cats are a problem. Our hearts break to see these homeless kitties fending for themselves. And many people get angry when they come on their property, often killing birds. MCPAW is leading the charge in Montgomery County to help. On Friday, March 3, MCPAW participated in a team effort to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and microchip 25 community cats. The efforts were coordinated by the Montgomery County Community Cat Coalition, also known as C3.
Cat trappers volunteered their time to trap the cats from designated locations and were brought to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC). MCASAC offered their enclosed and heated garage space to Metro Ferals’ mobile veterinary van. Volunteers helped Metro Ferals’ veterinary staff as they spayed/neutered, vaccinated, eartipped, and microchipped 25 cats! It was quite an impressive operation.
The spay/neuter surgeries were funded by MCPAW who has a grant from the State of Maryland for our Spay It Forward program. In 2016, we funded the spay and neuter of 440 cats with this grant, and we hope to surpass that number in 2017.
MCPAW also funded the cost of the microchips for all 25 cats who were spayed/neutered on March 3.
We are proud to be a part of the Community Cat Coalition, working together with other animal welfare organizations in the county and caring volunteers.