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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Celebrates a Milestone - 30,000 Cats Fixed through Peggy Adams TNVR Program
WEST PALM BEACH, FL- (October 19, 2017)
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League recently celebrated a milestone when it spayed its 30,000th cat as part of their Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program.
Peggy Adams launched its TNVR program in 2010. Since then, the League has spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tipped the left ear of over 30,000 community cats. Of the cats receiving TNVR services, 16,182 were female cats. It is estimated that one female cat can produce 100 kittens in her lifetime. Had these female cats not been spayed, they could have produced as many as 1,618,200 kittens (that is just first generation). If 25% of the kittens survived to adulthood and half were female (202,275), the second-generation total could have been as many as 20.2 million kittens.
Thanks to the support of the community and major grant funding from foundations and other entities, Peggy Adams has been able to expand their TNVR program and make great progress towards reaching the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) goal of making Palm Beach County a “no-kill” community by 2024.
“We have evidence that the program is working as the number of homeless cats arriving at the government run Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and here at Peggy Adams has decreased by over 45% over the years”, reports Rich Anderson, Executive Director and CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Anderson continued with, “The numbers simply don’t lie, we have prevented millions of community cats from being born and together, with the community, we are saving lives.”
For those who are interested in learning how to safely and humanely trap, manage cats in your neighborhood and reduce the outdoor cat population numbers, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is offering TNVR Trapping classes the last Sunday of each month. To learn more about how to create a better life for our community cats, and/or to RSVP for a TNVR Trapping class, please email Info@PeggyAdams.org or call 561.686.3663. For more information visit PeggyAdams.org.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. For more information, visit PeggyAdams.org.
The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.