March 21, 2012
Ocracats, Inc., has completed two spay-neuter clinics on feral cats on Ocracoke Island since January, thanks to a PetSmart Charities® grant. The $21,480 grant was received through the Ocracoke Foundation, covers the costs of surgeries only for four clinics to be completed by spring of 2013. The goal is to conduct surgeries on 300 feral cats by then to help control the feral cat population.
This grant covers the cost of the actual surgeries and supplies such as traps (Ocracats now owns 70, which any Ocracoke resident can sign out and use for feral cat capture to transport to a spay/neuter clinic), cat carriers and basic clinic supplies. The costs not covered by the grant include a $10 exam fee per cat, a charge of $28.50 per cat if the feral is pregnant or in heat, and a $6 fee for a rabies vaccination. Hyde County Health Department is paying for all the rabies shots.
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