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ARF Fixes a Record 56 Feral Cats in One Day

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ Operation Cat program had a record-breaking day on Friday, September 18, when it spayed or neutered 56 feral cats.

Volunteers from Brookhaven Town and further afield trapped the feral cats and brought them to the ARF Mobile Spay/Neuter Van at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott.

There were 29 females and 27 males fixed by Dr. Christine Asaro with support from Dr. Sarah Alward.

Operation Cat just recently expanded west into Brookhaven and Smithtown. It is one of the leading trap-neuter-return programs in New York.

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

ARF has set a goal to fix 100 cats in October, performing most of the free surgeries on Friday, October 19, National Feral Cat Day. Make an appointment by calling 631-537-0400 x210 or emailing

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