SHAC Featured in Gulf Coast Today

SHAC Featured in Gulf Coast Today

SHAC Featured in Gulf Coast Today

Photo credit: Jessica Vaughn.

A fantastic article was published in Gulf Coast Today featuring SHAC and our goal for this year: to spay and neuter 2,021 cats in 20201!

In less than two years, Safe Harbor Animal Coalition has made huge strides towards creating a volunteer-run facility to spay and neuter the stray cat population. What began as simply a TNVR (trap, neuter, release) volunteer organization has quickly morphed into something of a larger scale. Now, Safe Harbor is working with many local rescue organizations to vet feral and stray cats.

“We try to help control the feral population, especially with cats right now, through TNVR programs,” said Officer Manager Kim Cole. “We capture the feral cats, bring them in, and get them spayed or neutered, vaccinated and dewormed, and then release them back to their feeding stations or colonies. This helps prevent overpopulation. We’re also working with the Baldwin County Humane Society and local rescue organizations such as Stray Love Foundation to help with any foster kitties that need to be spayed, neutered, or vaccinated before they go up for adoption to find their future homes.”

The Surgery Center at Safe Harbor has been equipped with a state-of-the-art surgery suite through donated funds from Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Baldwin County, and individuals. The facility, donated by a local company, houses a prepping room, the surgery center, a recovery room, an isolation room for animals with illnesses, three large rooms for adoptable cats to stay, as well as staff and utility rooms.

Read the full article here on Gulf Coast Today.

Learn more about TNVR and how you can help the unowned cats in your community!