In an effort to bolster trap-neuter-return-monitor (TNRM) efforts, Pasadena Humane recently hosted a spay and neuter event for Los Angeles County, where nearly 600 community cats were sterilized over five days.
“Outdoor cats produce kittens at an alarming rate, which flood animal shelters every summer,” said Dr. Matthew Toscano, DVM, chief veterinarian at Pasadena Humane. “Los Angeles shelters do not have the capacity to house and care for these kittens, so trap-neuter-return is a tool we have to reduce outdoor kitten births.”
A collaboration with “#SpayTogether” supplied Pasadena Humane with a grant and a partnership with Animal Balance as a way to continue spay and neuter services and other lifesaving resources to animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pasadena Humane also collaborated with nonprofit cat organizations including Alley Cat Rescue, Kitty Bungalow, Stray Paws Animal Haven, Coalition for Pets, Luxe Paws, as well as private trap-neuter-return advocates. Additional funding came from individual Pasadena Humane donors.
“Pasadena Humane is proud to be a part of the humane prevention of outdoor cats,” said Dia DuVernet, president and CEO of Pasadena Humane. “We are excited to continue these progressive efforts to break the cycle of suffering and be a part of the solution.”