One of the stray cats now in the care of Snip Tuck cat sanctuary in Secretary, Md. (Photo: WBOC)
SECRETARY, Md.- Complaints were made last month about dozens of feral cats running through the streets of Cambridge. Those same cats are now at Snip Tuck cat sanctuary in Secretary, Md.
"Dorchester County has a lot of colonies that we are working on," said Snip Tuck Office Manager Judith McDonald.
Snip Tuck specializes in spaying and neutering cats. Taking the cats off the streets is for their own good, according to McDonald.
"Bringing them anywhere is a good idea because you are going to stop the progression of the litters of cats, male cats fighting and wandering," she said. "They are going to have a much healthier life."
The cats will be vaccinated for rabies, have their nails clipped and get their ears and eyes cleaned, in addition to getting spayed and neutered. Snip Tuck veterinarian Dr. Stacy Waters said this is often the only health care the cats will ever receive.
"We provide them some care," she said. "Our biggest goal is to limit the population and the reproduction cycle of it."
Stopping the reproduction cycle means limiting the feral cat problem that exists. Waters said that while this process can be hard on the cats, it is the best option.
"It's not the most ideal situation for them," she said. "We would love for them to be in a home, but there just aren't enough homes out there for them and it's the best alternative for them while we have them."
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