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Fishkill Town Board Votes Yes for Spay/Neuter Program

With unanimous votes from the Fishkill Town Board, and a generous contribution from Will Spay Pets, Fishkill residents can now purchase vouchers for $25 at the town clerk’s office to be used at the monthly mobile Fishkill clinic to cover spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning and nail trim for their pet cat or for a community cat under their care.

Low-cost spay/neuter for cats has been available in the heart of Fishkill each month via The Animal Rights Alliance Inc. (T.A.R.A.) mobile clinic, organized by Stray H.E.L.P. and hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church’s Parish House.

Stray H.E.L.P. volunteers expanded this service from an annual community day to a monthly clinic to meet community needs. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Stray H.E.L.P. has seen a rise in requests for financial assistance to help cover the cost of spaying/neutering cats.

“People are hurting,” says Kim Marrow, Stray H.E.L.P. vice president. “They want to responsibly care for their cat, but they are having to decide where to cut expenses. We thank Councilwoman Louise Danielle for bringing this program for consideration to the board, and we thank the board for unanimously voting to establish a spay/neuter program for Fishkill residents.”

For more information about Stray H.E.L.P. or to view available cats and kittens for adoption, visit StrayHelp.org

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