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Thursday April 30th, 2015

Posted at 11:37am

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Today wraps up Community Cat Month at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, and it was a record-setting month.

A total of 406 free-roaming cats, also known as community cats, were spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated for their caregivers. Throughout April surgeries for community cats were offered for free.

Along with the community cats another 209 surgeries were also performed on owned pets creating a record number of surgeries for the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society Veterinary Clinic.

Community cats are not socialized to people, and therefore are most comfortable living outdoors in the only home that they have known. Once they are spayed or neutered, they are healthier and less likely to engage in nuisance behaviours that make them problems for neighbours. And of course, they will not be contributing to the population of community cats, which over time helps to reduce the free-roaming cat population.

Since opening late in 2011, almost 15,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits have been spayed or neutered at the clinic.

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