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Do you have a neighborhood cat that everyone feeds but no one owns? If you can successfully trap a free-roaming or feral cat in your neighborhood, the Humane Society will spay or neuter them for free.
The Humane Society of Broward County and Broward County Animal Care & Adoption are introducing “Mission Catpossible 2.” The collaborative spay/neuter project for feral and free roaming neighborhood felines residing in Broward County has a goal to sterilize 1,000 cats this September.
Feral cats are native to the outside, and have not had human contact. Too fearful to approach humans, they might only come out at night or in the early morning.
A free-roaming cat is one that may allow you to touch it, may be vocal and crave attention. Likely someone’s pet at one time, these left-behind cats are less volatile. The most humane thing to do is sterilize the cats and return them to the area where found. You will need a trap to catch a feral cat and these are available at home improvement stores.
In order to take advantage of the free offer for these felines, you must provide proof of residency that you live in Broward County. The felines receive spaying/neutering, pain medication, and for those old enough, a rabies vaccination.
Appointments are necessary to the process. The operations are to be performed at the portable sterilization unit located at Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale. To schedule an appointment call 954-463-SPAY (7729) or email email@example.com. Vaccinations, microchipping and testing are also available for a fee.
All cats sterilized through “Mission Catpossible 2” undergo a surgical ear tipping. This simply means a small portion of the feline’s left ear is surgically snipped off. This visually confirms that the cat as being sterilized as a part of Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR).
The Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) operates at 2070 Griffin Road, just a block west of I-95. The HSBC is a private, non-profit organization supported by donations. The shelter receives no government funding and does not affiliate with any local or national organization with a similar name. To learn more visit www.humanebroward.com
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption strives to provide shelter for lost and homeless animals. The agency provides access to hundreds of shelter pets hoping for a new home. For more information about the agency, visit Broward.org/animal.