The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society has begun implementation of two large-scale trap-neuter-return program for feral cats in targeted areas of Windsor and Essex County.
The program has been made possible thanks to a $20,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada®. This grant will help the Society sterilize the majority of free-roaming cats in the targeted areas, with a goal of achieving zero population growth at the sites.
The first target 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 a component of their goal to end the needless euthanasia of animals in our community. Melanie Counter Executive Director of the Humane Society says that “despite our 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 large-scale targeted TNR programs in Windsor and Essex County.”