Payson Friends of Ferals reached an important milestone on Oct 2. The 1,000th cat to be neutered or spayed through their efforts made it through the TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program.
Consider that if one female cat and her offspring are not spayed or neutered, their numbers can reach as high as 67,000 in about 7 years. Multiply that by 1000, then you can grasp the importance of this milestone.
Payson Friends of Ferals is an arm of Payson Humane Society which is funded through grants and donations. This small group of volunteers has shown that, with hard work and dedication, you can change the tide of a huge issue, and change the minds of a few people along the way.
If you are feeding a colony of feral cats or know someone who is, or if you would like to volunteer time or make a financial donation toward this humane and proven method of reducing the numbers of unwanted cats in our community, please call 474-5590, ext. 103, and ask about the feral program.