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ARF Teams with Brookhaven Animal Shelter to Fix Feral Cats

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons announced this week that it has teamed up with the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter to provide free spay and neuter surgeries and vaccinations for feral cats.

The two groups worked together Friday to conduct a mass trapping of feral cats in the town. Volunteers trapped cats at various locations and brought them to the ARF Mobile Spay/Neuter Van, which was parked at the Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter. The Shelter provided a warm room for the cat’s post-surgical recovery. A total of 26 cats were neutered and the veterinarian was Dr. Christine Asaro.

The Brookhaven mass trapping was part of ARF’s Operation Cat program, one of the leading Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) programs in New York. Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter Director Ashley Boyd commented, “We are very pleased to team up with ARF to provide this free service to our volunteer trappers in the town. The more cats we neuter the fewer kittens we’ll have!”

Michele Forrester, the senior director of operations and partnerships at ARF, said, “The ARF Mobile Spay/Neuter Van is a great help in our ongoing work to reduce feral cat populations on Long Island. We are so grateful to have the support of the Brookhaven Animal Shelter in this project.”

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