Westman Animal Rescue (W.A.R.) is taking steps to try and control the cat population in the Boissevain area.

The group has secured a grant of $4,200 from the Boissevain-Morton Foundation to hold a spay and neuter clinic.

Volunteer Heather Ayre hopes it helps to bring the cat population under control. “We’re going to run a spay and neuter clinic just for cats which will run through the months of December, January and February. People will need to contact us and tell us what animal they have, and we will book them into the clinic at the Boissevain Animal Clinic.”

There will be a nominal charge to people of probably $10 and the rest will be covered by the grant money.

“We’re finding it’s something that is really needed. There are a lot of feral cats and a lot of kittens and the only way to stop that is to have the animals spayed and neutered. Part of the grant will go to the feral cats that we will trap ourselves and get to the vet’s office.”

“The only way to control that pet population is to trap the stray cats and spay and neuter them,” said Ayre.