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Fix-A- Feral Program will fix 150 stray cats

MCHS will issue vouchers to cover costs of procedures

The Monongalia County Humane Society is funding the spaying and neutering of 150 stray or feral cats during its spring Fix-A-Feral Program that began March 1.

“We want to do our part to control the stray and feral cat population in our local community,” said Lisa Maxey, MCHS president.

Roughly half of the 146 million cats in the United States are feral or unowned.

“We are issuing 150 vouchers to cover the cost of spay/neuter and a rabies shot,”  Maxey said. 

MCHS will also loan humane traps, on a short-term basis, to those who need assistance catching the stray or feral cats they care for.

The intent of the  program is to help decrease the number of stray and feral cats in Monongalia County. The group’s first Fix-A-Feral program held last September and October was a  success, with 100 vouchers distributed in  10 days.

“Spaying 150 cats will make a huge difference,”  Maxey said. “It prevents hundreds and even thousands of kittens from being born, prevents unnecessary suffering for these animals, and reduces the risk of rabies spreading from wildlife to these community cats.”

To participate in the program, individuals may obtain a Fix-A-Feral voucher by calling 304-599-9533.

Participating veterinary clinics include AVS Vet Express, Fairmont Veterinary Hospital, Morgantown Veterinary Care, and Paw Prints Veterinary Clinic.

Vouchers are limited to five per person.

For more information about MCHS, visit its Facebook page.

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