Marion/Polk Community Cat Program to Hold Stakeholder Meeting

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With alarming reports of violence targeting stray cats, frustrations in our community are high.  The time to humanely balance the cat overpopulation is now.  Don’t miss the quarterly stakeholder meeting of the Marion Polk Community Cat Program to learn more and get involved in the solution.
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Community Stakeholder Meeting

Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Willamette Humane Society
4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem[/panel]
Learn how you can become involved in the partnership as a supporting organization or a community cat program volunteer.  Receive a year-end report of surgeries performed in 2014, and an update on communities targeted for Trap Neuter Return (TNR) and outreach activities in the near future.  Attendees can also ask questions about the program.  Outreach materials will be available for those wishing to spread the word about trapping resources and free spay & neuter surgeries available for stray cats.
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Get Involved

To get involved, or for more information, please contact Shannon Priem, the MPCCP Community Liaison, at mpccp2014@gmail.com. Messages may also be relayed through WHS by fax at 503-585-7906, or by phone at 503-585-5900.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Marion Polk Community Cat Program is to provide sterilization services to unowned cats in order to reduce cat overpopulation. (Sterilization services are defined as:  Sterilization spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, ear tip procedure, and FVRCP vaccination.  Other veterinary services may be provided if determined necessary by the attending veterinarian).

Background

Through the MPCCP, participating organizations and supporting community members will share information and resources to trap, neuter and return free-roaming cats on a large scale and in a coordinated manner.  Our data suggests that any means of population control would need to reach 50-75% of the free-roaming cat population to be effective, so we set goals that will dramatically increase our trapping and surgery capacity over time.
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