Close to 200 cats were fixed during feral cat day held by the Lynchburg Humane Society at the South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic in Evington on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
Volunteers who practice trap-neuter-return brought feral cats from Amherst, Nelson, Campbell, and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Lynchburg to be fixed.
Two local veterinarians, Dr. Ashley Hoss and Dr. Leslie Hudson, along with a fourth year veterinarian student from the University of Illinois Noell Cosby donated their services to join the clinic’s Veterinarian, Dr. Megan Dunn in the marathon fixing day.
With a large population of feral cats around the area, this day is an important one for the community.
According to a press release from the clinic, the practice of trap-neuter-return is a nationally recognized humane answer to feline population control. This prevents cats from breeding, which greatly diminishes a lot of the negative behaviors such as territory marking, fighting and roaming.
Fixing these cats is not all that happens during this day. They also receive a rabies vaccine and an ear-tip which marks them as a cat that is not contributing to the overpopulation issues, according to a press release.