Ocracats Inc. will hold a spay-neuter clinic for island community cats this week from Monday to Wednesday (Oct. 3 to 5) in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department.
Trappers will trap community cats all over the island from Oct. 2 to late morning Oct. 5, and Ocracats asks islanders to keep their pets in on these days and nights.
The morning of Oct. 5 will be for appointments for islanders’ pet cats needing to be spayed-neutered or requiring rabies vaccinations. Ear notches are optional.
A sign-up sheet for surgeries and volunteer help and with clinic details is posted in the post office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and questions.
Ocracats wants to locate areas where there are community cats that need to be spayed/neutered but Ocracats needs your permission to place a trap on your property.
Dr. Howard Johnson of Boone, his team and numerous volunteers will conduct the clinic.
Ocracats needs volunteer help for all phases of the clinic: trapping, recording information for rabies certificates, monitoring recovery, documentation and clean-up. If you can help, email email@example.com.
Ocracats is an all-volunteer nonprofit that relies solely on donations to care for and control the community cats on Ocracoke. It is not an animal control nor a county animal-rescue department.
Clinics are held with support from the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept. and visitors who volunteer with the clinics and make donations.