Southern Pines offering free spay or neuter for feral cats - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Southern Pines offering free spay or neuter for feral cats in April

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

During the month of April the Southern Pines Spay and Neuter Clinic is offering free spay or neuter surgery and rabies vaccinations for feral cats in the Pine Belt.

The campaign is called Community Catch and was made possible by a $12,000 grant from Pet Smart Charities. By taking this approach to a growing over population problem Southern Pines is looking to lessen the impact of the coming kitten season. The money from the grant is enough to cover the surgery from about 250-cats. To qualify residents must trap the cats themselves and bring them to the clinic. Once the surgery is completed the cats will be returned so they can be released back into their natural  environments.

"An important part is they need to catch the cats in a humane trap," said Valerie Rachal, SPAS Research and Development. "It needs to be a trap that won't injure the cats obviously made of wire."

Rachal says the traps can bought at most farm and garden stores and the clinic can loan traps to individuals.

The Clinic is located at 1304 Hardy Str. in Hattiesburg. To make an appointment for the surgery you can stop by or call 601-544-5678.

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-12-14 05:24:37 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 1:46 AM EST2017-12-16 06:46:48 GMT

    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

    More >>

    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

    More >>
  • Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

    Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

  • Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

    Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

    Saturday, December 16 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-12-16 05:14:04 GMT
    USM junior Megan Brown (22) scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Lady Eagles' 58-38 win over Sam Houston on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Megan Brown (22) scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Lady Eagles' 58-38 win over Sam Houston on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Three days after nearly knocking off Ole Miss, Southern Miss responded with a 58-38 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night at Reed-Green Coliseum. From the 3:16 mark of the second period to the 5:35 mark of the third period, the Lady Eagles went on a 23-0 run to open a 33-16 lead over the Bearkats. USM outrebounded Sam Houston 45-32, thanks in part to junior Megan Brown and senior Jayla King’s pair of double-doubles.

    More >>

    Three days after nearly knocking off Ole Miss, Southern Miss responded with a 58-38 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night at Reed-Green Coliseum. From the 3:16 mark of the second period to the 5:35 mark of the third period, the Lady Eagles went on a 23-0 run to open a 33-16 lead over the Bearkats. USM outrebounded Sam Houston 45-32, thanks in part to junior Megan Brown and senior Jayla King’s pair of double-doubles.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly