Cat owners who are unable to afford having their pet spayed or neutered will have to act quickly to take advantage of a low-cost opportunity to do so.
The non-profit AlleyCATS Alliance is hosting a clinic May 29 to help people get their cats fixed in exchange for a $25 donation.
Anyone interested must apply by May 22 and provide proof of income. Applications are available online at www.alleycatsalliance.org or at Berg’s Showroom at 2203 Dartmouth Drive.
The program, dubbed SNAP (Spay and Neuter As Many As Possible) is funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan, plus money raised by the AlleyCATS Alliance.
“With education being an important part of our mandate, AlleyCATS Alliance strongly believes that the solution to the problem of overpopulation of feral cats begins with spaying and neutering, and we are pleased to be in a position to help at this time,” president December van den Berg said in a press release.
“By reducing the number of litters produced, we will increase the possibility of finding homes for cats and kittens in need. One unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years.”
AlleyCATS Alliance is a registered charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation, medical care and adoption to feral and orphaned cats and kittens throughout the Okanagan.