March 31, 2014

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Dutchess SPCA hopes to neuter 175 feral cats with grant

HYDE PARK – The Dutchess County SPCA has received a grant of $11,000 to neuter/spay 175 feral cats in Wappingers Falls.

The agency will partner with Lost Paws, Inc., a non-profit organization working to trap, neuter, return and protect feral cats in Wappingers Falls.

PetSmart Charities is providing the funding for the project.

Over the last three years, Lost Paws and the Dutchess SPCA have spayed or neutered 183 feral cats from Wappingers Falls, which is roughly half of the estimated population.

Feral cats were born or raised in the wild or have adapted to feral living. They differ from pets or stray cats, which could not survive long on their own in the wild.

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