Planned PEThood of Georgia’s Trap-Neuter-Return program recently received funding from Petco to help continue the initiative.
The TNR program, which traps, spays or neuters and then rereleases “community cats” to their Gwinnett homes — community cats are felines that do not have owners but are fed and cared for by community members — received a $9,000 grant from the Petco Foundation.
There are an estimated 20,000 community cats in Gwinnett, said Jeani Wampler, Planned PEThood’s TNR Coordinator.
“This Petco Foundation grant will give us the ability to help reduce the number of unowned cats in Gwinnett,” Wampler said. “This grant will enable us to help people and animals in our community.”
Planned PEThood tries to provide the community with tools and resources needed to resolve the community cat overpopulation, though offers more than just the TNR program.
Though Planned PEThood is primarily a spay/neuter clinic, it also offers vaccination clinics, rescue and adoption efforts and community cat care. Since 2010, Planned PEThood of Georgia has spayed or neutered more than 49,000 pets in Georgia, served more than 5,000 pets at vaccination clinics and rescued over 4,000 homeless animals.
For more information about Planned PEThood of Georgia, visit pethoodga.org.