Encourages veterinarians to save cats’ lives by providing spay and neutral services for cats living in the wild.

MT. RANIER, Md., March 3, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. today announced the launch of the Feral Fix Challenge, an annual global event that brings veterinarians and communities together to save the lives of cats. The challenge invites veterinarians to look into trap neuter return (TNR) by offering inexpensive or free spay / neuter and rabies vaccinations for free-living cats. Now in its eleventh year, the year-long challenge has resulted in more than 1,500 veterinary attendees neutering or neutering more than 130,000 cats. Veterinarians in all of the following countries took part in the campaign: USA, Canada, South Africa, Greece, Israel, Japan, Croatia, Antigua, Nicaragua, India.

It is estimated that 860,000 cats are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters each year, many of which are newborn kittens or unsocialized free-roaming cats. The two go hand in hand as 80% of the kittens entering shelters each year are born from free-roaming cats. Both groups often require a significant investment of time and resources beyond the capabilities of a shelter before they can be adopted. The influx of kittens during the spring and summer months, also known as kitten season, extends shelters to the point of rupture, resulting in euthanasia of healthy cats and kittens just to make room for the day’s newcomers.

“It is a tragedy that 2,500 cats and kittens are killed every day in our shelters, places designed to serve as temporary havens and sanctuaries for cats in need,” he said Louise Holton, President and Founder of Alley Cat Rescue. “The best way to reduce the number of kittens flooding into shelters is to spay and neuter free-living cats outdoors. When the breeding cycle is stopped, unwanted kittens are never born and the adult cat is given too health benefits. ” It has been shown that targeted TNR programs significantly reduce accommodation uptake and euthanasia.

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Veterinarians can register to participate at http://www.saveacat.org/the-feral-fix.html and commit to providing free or low cost spay / neutral services to as many free-range cats as they can Practices methods exercises.

Individuals are also encouraged to visit this page to request Alley Cat Rescue to send their veterinarian an invitation to participate, or to receive a sample invitation if they prefer to invite their veterinarian in person.

Alley Cat Rescue is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of all cats: domestic cats, strays, abandoned, and savages. ACR advocates humane, non-lethal control of wild cats. Please visit http://www.saveacat.org for more information.

Media contact

Denise Hilton, Alley Cat Rescue, Inc., 3012775595, dhilton@saveacat.org

SOURCE Alley Cat Rescue, Inc.