Clinic offering sterilization, shots for stray cats

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TOPSHAM — The Community Spay-Neuter Clinic of Topsham is asking residents of Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties who are feeding, or have knowledge of unowned, barn, feral and stray cats to call the clinic to arrange assistance having them sterilized and vaccinated against rabies.

In many cases, the clinic can provide humane trapping, transportation and return. Cats receive veterinary care and surgery at the clinic at 321 Lewiston Road.

“Many people feed cats and know the best thing is to have them spayed or neutered, but don’t know who to turn to,” Dr. Elizabeth Stone, director of the clinic, said. “Our program will provide the assistance to those people trying to care for these unowned cats.”

The clinic has funding to sterilize 500 cats in the next six months. Funding for the Community Cats Program is provided by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Maine Community Foundation and the Cleo Fund at the Animal Welfare Society.

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The clinic has performed more than 25,000 sterilization surgeries of dogs and cats since opening in 2010.

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