Winter is Coming. Are you feeding unowned cats? Let us trap and return them, all fixed and protected against rabies
Dates: November 11, 2016-November 11, 2017
Days and Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
What: Community Spay-Neuter Clinic Offering Free Spay-Neuter of Feral, Stray, Barn cats in 5 Selected Towns
Where: Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg, Georgetown, Richmond
Summary: Community Spay-Neuter Clinic of Topsham is asking residents of Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg, and Georgetown who are feeding, or have knowledge of unowned, or “Community Cats” (barn, feral, stray) to call the Clinic to arrange assistance having these sterilized and vaccinated against rabies. This Community Cats Program includes return to the same location following recovery from surgery 1-7 days after surgery. The Clinic will provide humane trapping, transportation, veterinary examination and surgery at their veterinary facility at 321 Lewiston Road, Topsham.
Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Director of the Clinic, says, “Many people feed cats they do not consider owned, and know the best thing is to have them spayed or neutered but don’t know who to turn to. Also, most people know that stray cats may not be protected against rabies. Our program will provide the assistance to those people trying to care for these unowned cats.” People who call for assistance will be asked for information about the colony, and then scheduled or put on the wait list for collection, sterilization and return of cats. The Clinic has funding to sterilize 500 cats in the next 10 months, and urges people to call right away to get priority assistance, as well as to protect against winter and early spring litters.
About Community Spay-Neuter Clinic: Community Spay-Neuter has performed over 25,000 sterilization surgeries of dogs and cats since opening in 2010. With a mission to reduce homelessness and overpopulation of unwanted pets, the Clinic is part of the national network of high-volume, high-quality spay-neuter clinics using the Humane Alliance/ASPCA model. We serve pet owners that can’t afford the sterilization service elsewhere. We also offer reduced-cost wellness clinics every month. The Clinic was created, and is supported by, the Center for Wildlife Health Research. Funding for the Community Cats Program is provided by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Maine Community Foundation and the Cleo Fund at the Animal Welfare Society.
Community Spay-Neuter Clinic relies on grants and donations and volunteers to help keep programs running. If you are interested in helping reduce pet homelessness, please call us to see how you can join our team. For more information, visit us on Facebook, or at Communityspayneuterclinic.com
Elizabeth Stone, DVM, MS, Director
Community Spay-Neuter Clinic