Grant Will Fund Spaying, Neutering for 80 Feral Cats
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.