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Humane Society holding Spay Day
Cat overpopulation target of event
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Forsyth County News

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All cats must be pre-registered by calling the Humane Society of Forsyth County at (770) 887-6480.

The Humane Society of Forsyth County will participate in a national initiative Saturday by offering free spaying or neutering of cats.

Observed by humane societies and animal advocacy groups across the country, Spay Day will take place locally at Pet Vet, 4630 Martin Road.

The goal is to help reduce the overpopulation of cats, which volunteer chair Laura Wolf said is a problem in Forsyth County.

“Cats can have tons and tons of babies,” Wolf said. “They breed like rabbits.”

One non-spayed female cat and her offspring can produce 370,000 kittens in seven years, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

The local society hopes to perform 80 spays and neuters during the Saturday event, Wolf said.

Owners who qualify for public assistance can receive the service free, in addition to an optional $15 one-year rabies shot, which is a reduced fee.

Spay Day is also open to those caring for stray cats or feral cat colonies.

Pre-registration is required for the event, as is a $20 fee, which will be refunded at check-in.

All cats must be brought in a crate, and owners will drop them off by 8:30 a.m. for the procedure, Wolf said.

“We’re trying to help with the overpopulation,” she said, “and that helps the community.”