Get cats spayed or neutered at SNIP next weekend
Published: November 2, 2012
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ST. THOMAS - Caregivers of local stray, feral and abandoned cats will have a time and place to bring their animals to get spayed and neutered.
The Lucky Paws Foundation of St. Thomas will hold its third Spay/Neuter Island Pets (SNIP) event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10-11. The event will take place at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort.
A team of licensed veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians form the Animal Rescue League of Boston will be joined by volunteers on a fully equipped surgical spay/neuter vehicle donated by the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Dellia Holodenschi, president and founder of the Lucky Paws Foundation, said the event was to promote sterilization
"It is our goal to end pet overpopulation in St. Thomas by providing low-cost spay-neuter services to the community animals cared for by so many humane people," Holodenschi stated in a media release.
The last event took place July 28-29, during which 127 animals were serviced. Holodenschi said she hopes to alter 150 community animals during the upcoming SNIP event.
Appointments should be made as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday. To make an appointment, call Holodenschi at 513-1854.
Contributions of $25 are encouraged at the time of admission. Walk-ins will not be accepted during the event, and cats much be brought in properly secured pet carriers or traps.
Additional volunteers are needed to assist with the clinic in admission and discharge, anesthetic prep and induction and recovery.
Also needed are donations of clean used towels and blankets, according to the foundation.