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This is part of the colony of feral cats found in Parsons Pond.
Scaredy Cat Rescue, with the help of its community partners, spayed and neutered 19 cats in Corner Brook Tuesday.
There were 17 cats — 12 female — from the Parsons Pond feral cat colony, which were expected to be returned to the town, kept in shelters until they are fully healed, and released. There were two cats from other areas included in the mass attempt to help control the cat population.
Janice Higgins of Scaredy Cat Rescue estimates there are bare minimum another 30 feral cats in Parsons Pond which they hope to eventually trap, neuter and release (TNR) over the next while. It is part of a wideranging effort to spay and neuter 150 cats from throughout the region, and release them back into the wild.
Financial donations are accepted at Animal Health Centre on Commercial Street, and Alteen’s Jewellery on Broadway will accept donations of cat food. For more information or to get involved join Corner Brook Scaredy Cat Rescue on Facebook.