May 2, 2016
The Town of Wasaga Beach and the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) are pleased to announce Wasaga Beach Cats, a newly developed spay and neuter assistance program. The program, based on eligibility criteria, provides financial assistance to Wasaga Beach residents to spay or neuter their cat.
There are many benefits associated with spaying and neutering family cats including: longevity of life, calmer cats with an increased contentment to stay at home, prevention of litters of kittens that are not planned or desired and, decreasing the number of homeless and unwanted cats being received by the GTHS.
Mayor Brian Smith commented that “the Town of Wasaga Beach is very pleased to offer this important program in partnership with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society to residents of Wasaga Beach. Taking into consideration the many benefits of spaying and neutering cats, I personally encourage all residents who meet the program criteria to participate. Additionally, it is my hope that the spay and neuter program will assist with reducing the number of homeless cats in Wasaga Beach.”
Sonya Reichel, Executive Director for the Georgian Triangle Humane Society commented that “we are delighted to welcome the Town of Wasaga Beach as the third municipality in the Georgian Triangle area to support a spay/neuter assistance program for cats! Spay and neutering, microchip identification and providing regular veterinary care are important steps in responsible pet ownership. Unfixed, owned cats are contributing to the feral cat colonies that we are seeing in our communities. It is our goal that the Wasaga Beach Cats program will help to reduce the number of neglected, abandoned and unwanted cats in the Town of Wasaga Beach.”
Wasaga Beach residents who are eligible for the program are encouraged to visit gths.ca, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-445-5204 ext. 228 for information. Additionally, information brochures and program applications are available for pick-up at the GTHS Animal Shelter located at 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood or the Town of Wasaga Beach municipal offices.
For media requiring additional information, please contact:
Communications and Special Projects Coordinator
Town of Wasaga Beach