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Spay/Neuter program for feral cats to be expanded city-wide

July 29, 2014 -

The City and the Spay Neuter Kingston Initiative are now seeking volunteers and public help to expand the Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return (TNVR) program, aimed at reducing the feral cat population, city-wide.

"The City continues to work with Spay Neuter Kingston to help identify and spay or neuter and vaccinate the feral cat population. This program has been working well in the pilot areas and is now seeking dedicated volunteers so it can operate city-wide," says Kim Leonard, Manager, Licensing & Enforcement.   

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 owned at one point).

Know of a feral cat? Interested in volunteering with this program?  Please:

On the City's behalf, the Spay Neuter Kingston Initiative will now work with the public and volunteers to identify colonies of feral cats throughout Kingston and target the areas with the highest concentration of feral cats with the TNVR program.

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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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