Humane Society Looks to Tackle Stray Problem in Douglas County

The Humane Society of Douglas County is Hosting Another Free Spay, Neuter Clinic in March

SUPERIOR, Wis. – 27 female and 25 male cats are now recovering after a simple spay or neuter procedure over the weekend.

For the first time, the Humane Society of Douglas County hosted a free spay and neuter event.

The important procedures were performed by Purple Cat Mobile Veterinary Clinic out of Cumberland, Wisconsin.

Sheila Keup, Executive Director of the shelter says they’ve been getting many calls for help in Douglas County from residents having trouble with veterinary costs for their animals.

Organizers of the event are now looking forward to hosting another mobile clinic in March.

“We have seen a big increase in litters of kittens and that type of thing, so when we can get into the community and have cats spayed and neutered, it helps on the other end of having all these litters of kittens come in and more cats being strays,” said Keup.

The Humane Society of Douglas County has dealt with many cat hoarding cases in the past.

Keup says moving forward, the shelter is looking to cut down on this problem by encouraging animal owners to be proactive by having their animal spayed or neutered at the appropriate age.

“One female cat in a lifetime, if you average just four kittens per litter which is a low average, it’s 180 cats. And then all of those cats can have kittens also so even being able to spay 27 females is a…it’s going to be a big impact,” said Keup.

The Humane Society was able to cover the cost of all 52 animals during the last mobile clinic, however, donations from residents are greatly encouraged to continue offering this opportunity in Douglas County.

Click here if you’d like to donate to the Humane Society of Douglas County.

Click here if you’d like to learn more about Purple Cat Mobile Veterinary Clinic.

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