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OcraCats to hold island spay-neuter clinic next week

Dr. Howard Johnson, in red shirt, gets a sedated feral cat ready for surgery in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept. Photo: C. Leinbach

OcraCats Inc. will hold a free spay-neuter clinic on Ocracoke Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 19, 20 and 21, Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept.

Boone veterinarian Howard Johnson, who has been doing these clinics for the last several years, will return to the island with his family to set up the surgery center inside the fire hall.

Traps will be set to catch the feral cats starting on the Sept. 17. Islanders are cautioned to keep pets inside at night on those dates.

Volunteers are needed to help during the clinics and for clean up on Thursday.

The clinic will offer free pet cat neuters/spays and free rabies vaccinations on Thursday, Sept. 21.

To register your pet or to volunteer, sign up on the flier on the post office bulletin board.

Katie Johnson is a vet assistant at the OcraCats clinic. Photo: C. Leinbach

OcraCats contact information: http://ocracats.org; email ocracats@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

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