University of Illinois shelter medicine program will be hosting Community Cat Days where they will sterilize, vaccinate, and microchip over 100 feral cats from east central Illinois.
The goal is to reduce the overpopulation of cats and improve the health of these unowned animals.
The first in a series of “Community Cat Days,” this all-day marathon surgical session was made possible by a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The grant will cover the cost of basic care for 500 cats. Services are planned for delivery on Saturdays at monthly or bimonthly intervals through spring 2019.
The goal of the Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois is to develop a talented pool of veterinary graduates who are well-versed in the tools available to improve the care of shelter animals and help reduce animal overpopulation. Since 2011, the program has spayed or neutered more than 20,000 animals in east central Illinois at low- or no-cost.
Community Cat Days have been scheduled for November 3.