Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League recently celebrated a milestone, spaying 30,000 cats as part of its Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return program.
Peggy Adams launched the program in 2010. Since then, it has spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tipped the left ear of more than 30,000 cats – 16,182 of which were female.
It is estimated that one female cat can produce 100 kittens in her lifetime. Had these female cats not been spayed, they could have produced as many as 1,618,200 kittens – in just the first generation.
Thanks to the support of the community and major grant funding from foundations and other entities, the animal rescue league has been able to make progress toward reaching the Countdown 2 Zero goal of making Palm Beach County a “no-kill” community by 2024.
“We have evidence that the program is working as the number of homeless cats arriving at the government-run Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and here at Peggy Adams has decreased by over 45 percent over the years,” said Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
For those interested in learning how to safely and humanely trap and manage cats in their neighborhood, Peggy Adams offers TNVR trapping classes the last Sunday of each month.
To learn more, go online to PeggyAdams.org.