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TNR Philly Ferals

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In Philadelphia, there is a single municipal animal shelter. Over 10,000 more animals pass through its doors than all five municipal shelters in New York City combined. Their live release rate (including adoptions and transfers to rescue groups) hovers around 60%. That means 4 of every 10 animals that come in the door won't get out. The best way to alleviate part of this problem is to decrease the number of animals coming into the shelter.

The feral cat population in Philadelphia is ENORMOUS. There is no strong societal push to get cats spayed and neutered and it results in an ever-swelling population of outdoor animals. Trap-neuter-release programs take cats that are not adoptable and sterilizes them before re-releasing them. This allows for a natural dwindling of the stray and feral population over time. The fewer cats that are born outside, the fewer strays will be brought through the shelter doors. It's as simple as that.

Over 7 years, a single pair of unfixed cats (and their offspring) can produce 420,000 cats. Every cat that is spayed or neutered makes an enormous difference. Through Animal Care and Control in Philadelphia, $15 covers the cost of a spay/neuter surgery and a full set of vaccinations as well as injectable antibiotics and pain medication.

Please consider donating to help me try and change the fate of Philadelphia cats!



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