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Citizens’ input requested at town meetings on cat spaying options

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:24 am

Animal Harbor and Animal Control are extending an invitation to all Franklin County residents to attend local town meetings on the subject of spay/neuter opportunities for free-roaming, feral and owned cats.

catPetSmart Charities is offering grants to help communities promote spay/neuter programs, which will reduce pet overpopulation, slow the spread of feline illness, prevent the suffering of thousands of homeless cats and kittens, and lower the euthanasia rate in the county.

To apply, information on the stray cat populations in various parts of the county is needed, as well as the number of pet owners who need help funding a spay/neuter for their four-pawed friends (these grants will not be income based).

The community is asked to join in as PetSmart Charities partner with Animal Harbor and Animal Control to put this program in place.

Town meetings

Please attend one of the following town meetings: —Tuesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at Cowan City Hall; —Thursday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex building on Dinah Shore Blvd.; —Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at Estill Springs Community Center; —Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at Belvidere Community Center; and —Thursday, June 12, at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Sewanee. Call 931-636-0388 for any additional information.