Bay school ster­ilises feral cats

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Tam­lyn Jolly

THE feral cat colony at Ar­bore­tum Pri­mary School was re­cently brought un­der con­trol as Project Feral Cat (PFC) stepped in to ster­ilise the fe­line res­i­dents.

Af­ter Deputy Prin­ci­pal, Mrs Ma­ree first started feed­ing a res­i­dent cat a few years ago, her af­fec­tions grew as the cat colony did, and it was time to bring the pop­u­la­tion un­der con­trol.

The school said it is happy to have the cats on the premises, as they keep the ro­dents and other pests away.

‘PFC was thrilled to as­sist the school and com­mends prin­ci­pal Mr Bui­tendag for be­ing proac­tive in sort­ing the school’s cat colony,’ said PFC founder, Heilke Ack­er­man.

‘A big thank you to Mrs Barnardt, Grade 3 Head Of De­part­ment, for her as­sis­tance and ar­range­ments to make the day pos­si­ble.’

Nine cats were ster­ilised, with the last three to be done soon.

‘It was so good to see the teach­ers and chil­dren car­ing for the cats - well done Ar­bore­tum Pri­mary!’

If any other schools would like to take ac­tion to sort their cat colonies, please con­tact PFC pfer­al­cat@gmail.com.

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