The BC SPCA Comox Valley & District Branch is making headway in addressing cat overpopulation in the region, but needs help from the community to achieve its goal of fixing 700 cats in the city of Courtenay and town of Comox.
“With the help of generous funding from PetSmart Charities of Canada we have been able to help nearly 300 cat guardians,” said Emily Priestley, BC SPCA Comox Valley & District branch manager. “With 400 surgeries remaining, we are asking Comox and Courtenay residents to take advantage of this time-limited resource while they still have the chance.”
For a limited time, all residents within the city of Courtenay and town of Comox can fix their cats for free. The program is expected to close at the end of May 2018, but may wrap up sooner if 400 surgeries are reached before the goal date.
Spaying and neutering also provides lifelong health benefits and behaviours such as spraying, roaming, fighting and howling often subside. Even if the cat is an indoor cat, his/her risk for developing common cancers of the reproductive system is significantly reduced.
“When the community comes together to address an issue like cat overpopulation, success follows. We hope residents will join us is making this a reality in the Comox Valley,” Priestley said.
For more information about this program or to make an appointment for your cat, call the BC SPCA Comox Valley Branch today at 250-339-7722 or come by the branch between 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.