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Animal Technicians Fix Feral Cats

MEDFORD, Ore. — In an effort to curb the amount of feral cats in the streets, volunteers organized a one day “Spay-A-Thon” for wild cats this weekend.

“The whole point of this is that people need to take the tiny bit of effort to fix their one pet cat, which can be picked up put in a carrier and taken to a veterinary office. We will help them do that,” said Sally Mackler who helped with the event on Sunday.

According to Jackson County Animal Control, wild and homeless cats are a big problem. Licensed veterinarians performed the procedures and also vaccinated and treated the feral cats for parasites at the event.

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  1. shari f. says:

    We have an outfit in Yreka that has been doing that for years. Once a month there is a ‘clinic’ of vets, nurses, and workers who donate thier time and do the same thing. It’s really to bad pet owners are so thoughtless as not to take care of thier pets before they let them out, or even worse, just drop them off along the I-5 coridor and reststops. These guys are also vaccinated and treated for parasites and injuries and some are lucky enough to be adopted to loving homes. I have one of these little souls and she is a dream. It’s something how loving and loyal they are to thier new families after being tossed out like garbage. Good work guys, please keep it up. =^..^=

  2. Wendy says:

    Wonderful!! I’ve been a vet tect for about 14 years and it is very important to spay and neuter your ANIMALS.. Sally’s Feral cat rescue has been doing this kinda stuff for years..

  3. Norma Burreson says:

    I think this is a wonderful thing for the veterinarians to be doing for the feral cats. I am an animal lover of all kinds, but have always chosen to have a cat. I know they reproduce very often, well about twice a year and that is part of the reason for the problem. The main problem is owners of pets are not spaying them. Most often I find it is due to the cost. I still think the cost needs to come down a little more. The cost of food alone any more is quite a burden on a family with low income. I am sure there have been a few let loose because they couldn’t afford to take care of them. If a family is having a hard time feeding them how in the world can they come up with the money to fix them? Maybe there still needs to be more programs for the needy to get there animals taken care of. Any ways, I am thankful for the steps that have been taken. Thank all involved so much.

  4. sally mackler says:

    The organization responsible for the Feral Cat Clinic is SNYP (Spay Neuter Your Pet). We are primarily a Jackson county organization soley focused on preventing the tragedy of animal overpopulation humanely, by spaying and neutering cats and dogs. The biggest source of animal suffering and death is overpopulation. Please call us if you cannot afford to fix your animal. Anyone with an intact animal is part of the problem. http://www.spayneuter.org 541 858 3325.

  5. Jennifer says:

    SNYP is a wonder organization to work with. When I lived in Medford Sally Mackler helped me tremendously with getting feral cats spayed/neutered. It was all provided free, even the live traps are available to use.
    Pet over population is totally the responsibility of humans. Please, please, please spay/neuter your pets.

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