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SpokAnimal Adopting Out Cats To Farmers

SPOKANE, Wash. - SpokAnimal has come up with a way to speed up their process of adopting cats, while helping farmers solve their rodent problem.

In June, SpokAnimal received a $13,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help fund spaying, neutering, and rabies shots. Cats have to be spayed or neutered before they are adopted, and SpokAnimal had been footing the bill, so it was a much slower pace for cats to be available for adoption.

With this new grant, SpokAnimal came up with the idea to adopt out cats to local farmers. Many farmers come in and adopt multiple cats at a time to roam free on their property to collect mice.

"Our results for kitties getting out of here are so dismal that we had to do something," said Gail Mackie, Executive Director, SpokAnimal. "This program mainly focuses on cat's that come into us on traps, the wild cats. There's really no hope for them, and we had to figure something out"

So far SpokAnimal has adopted out 350 cats since this program first started. If you would like to take part in this program you can call SpokAnimal at (509) 534-8133.

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