The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation has given the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) a $100,000 grant. The foundation was invited to apply for the grant, which will be used to expand the Community Spay/Neuter Program, which provides cost-effective treatment for cats in the Capital Region.
The surgical suite that APF has been using was never meant to accommodate the growing number of procedures that need to be done. On average, the APF provides about 3,000 surgeries every year.
There is a serious pet overpopulation crisis in the US as a result of unwanted, unplanned litters that can be prevented. According to SpayUSA, an unspayed female cat, her mate and all of their offspring, which will produce roughly 2 litters per year, with an average of 2.8 surviving kittens per litter have the ability to produce: 67 cats after 2 years, almost 12,000 after 5 years, and over 11.5 million kittens after 9 years.
These numbers are staggering, and if this situation continues to grow on this scale, many animals will face early deaths as a form of animal control, and many others will die without a defense against the elements, predators and automobiles.
What can you do to help? Take advantage of APF and their future expansion. Remember, Bob Barker would want you to help control the pet population, and have your animal spayed or neutered.
Appointments can be made for cats/kittens through these partner organizations:
- Robin’s Nest: (518) 779-3020
- Cat Tales: (518) 248-9682
- Noah’s Kingdom: (518) 542-0072
- Montgomery County SPCA: (518) 842-8050
There is an $80 fee that includes testing for FIV/FeLV and rabies vaccination.