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Monday July 2nd, 2012

Posted at 11:15am

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The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society received a $20,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada® to implement a large scale trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral cats in two targeted areas.

The grant will allow them to sterilize the majority of free-roaming cats in the targeted areas, with a goal of achieving zero population growth at the sites.  This grant will allow them to alter more than 250 cats at no charge to their caregiver.

The first area is a residential area of west Windsor bordered by Peter Street, South Street, Bloomfield Road, and Prince Road.  The second site is Viscount Estates in the Town of Essex.

This initiative is another component of their goal to end the needless euthanasia of animals in our community.

The Humane Society says that even with the new public veterinary clinic and the City of Windsor’s recent voucher program, there continue to be too many animals in our community giving birth to unwanted litters. Caregivers of free-roaming cats work hard to keep their colonies fed and safe but frequently lack the resources to ensure that every cat is altered. It is hoped that the success of this program will lead to other targeted TNR programs in Windsor and Essex County.

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