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Grant Will Fund Spaying, Neutering for 80 Feral Cats

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

Some money from a fund created by the Dave Matthews Band is going to help cats around Charlottesville.

Voices for Animals just received a $4,000 grant for its program that works to spay or neuter and vaccinate feral cats. The volunteer organization helps to capture feral cats and take them to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, where they are treated and returned.

The grant will sponsor 80 cats to be fixed.

"That's really a win-win for everybody, because it's good for the community, there are fewer cats and the population is stabilized, and eventually it's reduced over time. It's a win for the cats. They live healthier lives, they're not fighting when they're sterilized and vaccinated,” said Dian Howe, co-president of Voices for Animals.

This organization is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group that relies on donations and fundraising to keep working. The funds come as part of the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

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