The Stone County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the Stone County Community Cat Society, received a $5,000 grant from the Grant A. and Gertrude W. Wilson Animal Welfare Fund recently
The fund is part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
The grant is for spaying and neutering community cats to keep their offspring from entering the shelter.
If you have a free roaming community cat that needs spaying or neutering, please contact the Stone County Community Cat Society through their website – stonecountycatsociety.org, or contact the Stone County SPCA animal shelter at 601-928-1930 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“The overpopulation of feral and community cats is a huge problem in Stone County,” said Charlotte Batson, President of the Stone County Community Cat Society. “We are grateful to the Wilson Fund for granting us assistance in spaying and neutering these cats.”
The proliferation of feral cats is an annual problem.
“Each spring the shelter quickly fills with unwanted cats and kittens,” said Katie Stonnington, President of the Stone County SPCA. “We refer to this as kitten season. We hope to spay and neuter as many cats as possible before this spring to help decrease the number of cats in need.’”