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October 12, 2012
Toronto Animal Services holding event on feral cat day
The City of Toronto's Animal Services invites members of the media and the public to celebrate International Feral Cat Day - and meet some of the partners Animal Services works with to address the feral cat situation in Toronto.

Date: Tuesday, October 16
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Toronto Animal Services East Region Shelter, 821 Progress Ave. (Markham Road and Highway 401)

Media are invited for the following activities:
• Observe staff veterinarians spaying/neutering cats at the Spay-Neuter Clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Staff are expected to spay and neuter as many as 50 feral cats.
• Tour the East Shelter and the Spay-Neuter Clinic - where about 750 feral cats have been spayed or neutered since the clinic opened in 2010.
• Watch participants building winter shelters for feral cats.
• Visit the Animal Services Chip Truck from 4 to 6 p.m. and buy cat and dog licences and microchips for only $20 for cats and $30 for dogs. Current City of Toronto licensees can get a microchip for $5.
• Hear about the Toronto Feral Cat Trap Neuter Return Coalition. It's a city-wide collaborative effort to decrease the feral cat populations, improve the welfare of street cats and decrease animal shelter euthanasia rates by strategically sterilizing colonies and communities of feral cats in Toronto.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Bruce Hawkins
Senior Communications Coordinator



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