Nov. 17 Scheduled as Special Day for Cat Owners
A coalition of shelter organizations is offering a special surgery day for cat owners in Riverside County.
The group, named the Animal Welfare Coalition of Riverside County, set Nov. 17 as the date for the spay day event and cat owners will pay only $25 for the surgery at each participating organization. The cost is a discounted rate compared to the usual fee for such spay surgeries.
Participating organizations include: Animal Friends of the Valleys (Wildomar), Animal Samaritans (Thousand Palms), Loving All Animals (Coachella), Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (Riverside), Moreno Valley Animal Services, Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Ramona Humane Society (San Jacinto) and Riverside County Animal Services (Jurupa Valley and San Jacinto shelter locations).
Some of the organizations have pre-arranged appointments for the event. Interested pet owners should visit the websites for each organization to check on spay-day appointment availability. Demands for the appoints will likely be high and each organization has a finite number available.
The Animal Welfare Coalition of Riverside County was formed this summer with the mission to foster collaboration and communication between the nonprofit and government sheltering organizations to better serve the needs of pet owners and animals. The cities of Corona and Norco are also coalition members.
Reducing the overpopulation of cats is considered one of the key goals of the coalition and that is one reason why the feline spay day was chosen as the first event.