Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland started Free Feral Cat Spay Day (FFCSD) in 2010. This is their fifth year of asking vets to provide two FREE spays or neuters of feral cats to the public. In 2012, FFCSD went international. Not only did vets in the United States participate, but also those in South Africa and Canada, as well.
Over 700 vet clinics in the United States provided free or reduced cost sterilization services to 5,100 feral cats in 2013. Free Feral Cat Spay Day is meant to build and strengthen relationships between the public and the veterinary community. Sadly, many vets still do not provide low cost options for feral cats, a population that desperately needs all of us working on their behalf.
Last year, the wonderful staff at Health and Harmony Animal Hospital in Grandview participated in Free Feral Cat Spay Day and spayed two feral kitties for us for FREE.
To find out more about Free Feral Cat Spay Day, visit Alley Cat Rescue’s web site HERE.
To find vets in your area who will provide free or discounted services on May 27, go HERE. If you scroll down until you find Ohio (or just click the OH link at the top of the page), you will see that, so far, there are eleven vet clinics that are willing to provide surgeries on Free Feral Cat Spay Day. The clinic closest to us here in Columbus is Grove City Vet Hospital. There are also participating clinics in Pataskala, Heath, Newark, Chillicothe, Warren, Georgetown, Cleveland, and Gallipolis. Check out the site and call the vet offices to find out more.
To LIKE Alley Cat Rescue on Facebook, go HERE.
To read the official press release below, click on it to enlarge it.