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Kamloops SPCA offering free cat spaying, neutering for those with low incomes

May 17, 2021 - 11:01 AM

The Kamloops B.C. SPCA is launching a low-income spay and neuter pilot program.

The program is an effort to address cat overpopulation in Kamloops, according to BC SPCA news release.

“The cost of spaying and neutering procedures can be a barrier for some pet guardians,” BC SPCA community engagement manager Ashley Fontaine said in the release. “This program will assist families with the costs of a spay or neuter procedure is a barrier so they can do what is best for their cat.”

Cats will receive their primary vaccines and be microchipped, along with free spaying and neutering.

This is one part of an approach to overpopulation in Kamloops after the BC SPCA assessed how best to address the issue in 2019.

“The BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Kamloops has been seeing the highest intake of cats and kittens amongst the BC SPCA locations for the past several years,” Fontaine said.

A low-income spay and neuter clinic is one part of a plan to address overpopulation in the city, which will also include education, community engagement and spaying and neutering of both owned and unowned cats.

For more information on spaying and neutering go to the BC SPCA website here.

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