City asks public’s help identifying feral cats for Spay/Neuter program - City asks public’s help identifying feral cats for Spay/Neuter program

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null City asks public’s help identifying feral cats for Spay/Neuter program

April 29, 2014 -

The City and the Spay Neuter Kingston Initiative are asking the public's help with a Neuter/Spay/Vaccinate program aimed at reducing the feral cat population in areas where their numbers are noticeably high.

Feral cats are cats that are not owned and are not sufficiently socialized to humans to be adopted (unlike stray cats which may have been owed at one point).

On the City's behalf, the Spay Neuter Kingston Initiative has been working with residents to identify colonies of feral cats in the areas of Earl Street, Bagot Street, Victoria Street and Compton Street, and is now seeking the public's help to ensure all feral cats in these areas are identified.

"We want people to know that the City is working with Spay Neuter Kingston to help address the feral cat population.  If you know of, a feral cat in these areas, please send along a description of it and its rough location. Please, let us know if you are interested in volunteering to help cats in your community," says Kim Leonard, Manager, Licensing & Enforcement.   

Send information, or your willingness to volunteer, to spayneuterkingstoninitiative@gmail.com or visit www.spayneuterkingstoninitiative.org/city-of-kingston-rpop---tnvr.html for more details.

This initiative is part of the City's Responsible Pet Ownership Program directed at ensuring the health and safety of all pets in Kingston. 

Last month, the City introduced a voucher program to help low-income Kingstonians spay/neuter their pets. Those vouchers will be issued until May 30 – or until 250 have been distributed – and must be used by July 31, 2014. Households may apply through the City's Municipal Fee Assistance Program (MFAP). See www.Cityofkingston.ca/feeassistance for details or call 613-546-2695, ext. 4906.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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