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May 25, 2012
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DAWG offers free, low-cost sterilizations for felines

To humanely manage feral cat populations and assist low income families in Douglas County with the sterilization of family owned cats, the Douglas Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) is offering free spay and neuter surgeries for feral cats and low-cost surgeries for family cats.

PetSmart Charities awarded DAWG with a two-year, $28,760 grant to make these surgeries possible.

DAWG is partnering with the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF) and the Douglas County Animal Control (DCAS) in a coordinated effort to control the feline population in the Carson Valley through a trap, neuter and spay release program for feral cats, and assistance through a voucher program for low income families to spay and neuter family cats.

The grant provides funding for a minimum of 235 cats each year performed by local veterinarians. Eligibility for the feral cat program requires proof of Douglas County residency (including zip code information) in addition, the family cat program requires income verification.

For more information on the feral cat program, contact DCAS at 782-9061 or WARF at 833-2319.

For voucher information on the family cat program, contact 267-7325.

DAWG is a 501( c ) ( 3) nonprofit organization with the mission to better the lives of animals, their owners, and citizens of Douglas County.

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The Record Courier Updated May 25, 2012 06:14PM Published May 25, 2012 06:13PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.