Kitty fixer appeal in Tokoroa
A Tokoroa man will be joining other volunteers around the country raising money for a free desexing program for cats.
Mark Stout will be at Countdown Tokoroa on June 13 to 17 from 10am to 5pm in a month long appeal for Kittycat Fixers.
The Waikato co-ordinator said this is the fourth year the national charity has been fundraising.
‘‘There are so many cats that aren’t desexed and as a result there offspring end up going to the shelters and the shelters become full and they to rehome all the cats but they can’t.
‘‘But some have to be put to sleep. The shelters become full and it’s not funny.’’
Money raised during the June appeal will be distributed on a case by case basis Stout said.
Stout owns two cats and understands the struggle people go through to get their pets desexed because of the expense.
‘‘This is our biggest annual collection appeal providing financial assistance to help people that genuinely cannot afford to do this themselves.’’
The aim of Kittycat Fixers is to reduce the amount of stray cats and kittens, humanely.
Since 2011 a total of 1153 cats have been desexed.
Stout said this may seem like a small number but the ‘‘overall picture shows the true benefits of this.’’
‘‘We have saved so many cats from being born to a life of misery, neglect and death.
‘‘We rely solely on donations from the public to continue doing this.
Donations can also be made online at kittycatfixers.org.nz